Hackett: Policy tempo still lags

Veteran Aussie tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett says we need to vastly raise the tempo of innovation policy to make venture capital work properly in this country as he wrangles with making a success of the Redflow storage battery outfit, reports Stuart Kennedy in InnovatiionAus. Read his report here


Redflow launches first flow battery for homes in Australia

Australian battery developer Redflow has launched what is thought to be the first residential-level storage device to use a flow battery, in its home market, reports Danielle Ola of Energy Storage NewsThe ZCell, unlike its lithium-ion counterparts, is built around a unique zinc-bromine flow battery. It comes in a 10kWh model as standard. The technology enables the ZCell to discharge 100% of its total stored energy, Redflow claims. It is more recyclable than its competitors; its active components being plastic, aluminium and steel. Flow batteries also tend to pose little to no risk of fire hazard on prolonged use. Read the full story here.


Redflow’s home batteries to start shipping in June

Australian energy storage outfit Redflow has started taking pre-orders for its home battery, dubbed the ZCell, but please don’t pitch it against the Tesla PowerWall, reports Richard Chirgwin in The Register. While the comparison is probably inevitable, Redflow chairman and Tesla ‘leccy car owner Simon Hackett told The Register the company is not after the entry-level home solar user. Click here to read Richard’s article.


Redflow solar power battery giving Tesla a run for its money

Australian battery company, Redflow, are the new kids on the block in the increasingly competitive battery storage industry. As solar power grows in popularity for Australian homeowners and policy makers alike, industry innovators are capitalising greatly.  Australian solar consumers are now spoilt for choice in terms of the battery storage options at their fingertips. The one question is, which one do they choose? Well, Redflow executive chairman Simon Hackett says his battery is in a league above the rest. Click here to read the full article on Australian Solar Quotes


Redflow launches ZCell battery to rival Tesla Powerwall

Australian battery specialist Redflow has launched a residential energy storage solution called ZCell – a product that will rival Tesla’s Powerwall, which launched in Australia in late January. Like the Powerwall, the product allows users to store energy derived from solar or other sources of alternative power in the day and use it at night, or store off-peak power for high-demand periods. Read Daniel Palmer’s report at Delimiter