Simon Hackett blog takes ‘a look under the hood’ of Redflow’s new Gen3 battery

Redflow’s largest shareholder Simon Hackett has released a blog on Redflow’s latest update on the smallest commercially available hybrid zinc-bromine flow battery in the world, the Gen3 Zinc-Bromine Module (ZBM). The size of these 10kWh energy storage modules means they can be deployed in applications, such as telco tower sites, that were previously impossible to address with flow batteries, yet they can also scale to grid-level energy storage.

Simon, who leads Redflow’s software and integration efforts as its Systems Integration Architect, who recently spent some time at Redflow’s Brisbane headquarters said, “it is impressive to see just how far the Gen3 project has progressed in recent months and to appreciate the level of innovation it embodies”. https://simonhackett.com/2021/05/23/redflow-gen3-zbm/

Simon Hackett on Pod Z: The Redflow Grid-Scale HVDC Energy Pod

Redflow’s largest shareholder, who is also the company’s System Integration Architect, Simon Hackett recently published a blog of the company’s latest achievement, the Pod Z.

Simon’s blog, linked below, includes a video in which he explains how the Pod Z works as the new architecture designed by Redflow to enter the grid-scale energy storage market. https://simonhackett.com/2021/05/17/pod-z-the-redflow-grid-scale-hvdc-energy-pod/

Redflow attends National Renewables in Agriculture Conference in Dubbo this week

Redflow is attending the National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo 2021 in Dubbo this week, Wednesday, May 19, to further explore opportunities for its flow batteries in the farming sector.

Redflow’s Regional Director, Sales, Warwick Forster will represent the company at the agricultural energy expo to highlight the successes the company has achieved in supplying batteries for rural customers throughout the country. The full-day event is running at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre. #renewablesinag

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Redflow selects TRUMPF electronics to deliver scalable high-voltage grid-level energy storage deployments

Australian energy storage company Redflow Limited has integrated bi-directional converters from global electronics manufacturer TRUMPF Hüttinger into its innovative Energy Pod Z scalable modules to deliver large-scale energy storage for major projects.

The first deployment of Redflow’s new Energy Pod Z grid-scale modular architecture is for a two megawatt-hour energy storage system at a major US bioenergy facility for a global technology leader in recovering value from waste. The project in southern California marks Redflow’s first major project in the US and its largest global deployment to date.

Redflow Pod Z scalable module with integrated bi-directional converters from TRUMPF Hüttinger

Each Pod-Z module contains 16 Redflow batteries integrated with TRUMPF Hüttinger TruConvert bi-directional DC voltage converter/controllers. This integration allows the pods to deliver energy in the 700–900-volt DC range that is needed to construct and operate truly grid-scale energy system deployments.

By using TRUMPF Hüttinger power conversion modules to configure each of the 12 pods for a 50kW high voltage energy throughput, the total system at the California facility will achieve a continuous energy rating of 600kW. The Energy Pod Z architecture using TRUMPF DC converters has no limit on the number of Energy Pod Z modules that can be deployed, enabling the architecture to support much larger energy storage sites.

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Redflow CEO Tim Harris speaks at Smart Energy conference this week

In his presentation on Wednesday afternoon, Tim will discuss the topic of sharing the benefits of energy storage between customers and the community.

Redflow Managing Director and CEO Tim Harris is presenting this Wednesday, May 12, at the Smart Energy Conference, running at ICCC Sydney Darling Harbor.

Celebrating its 59th anniversary in 2021, Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition (Smart Energy 2021) is Australia’s premier event for solar, storage and energy management. It is the one place for the smart energy community to come together to be inspired, innovate and connect with one another over the two days. Learn more at https://www.smartenergyexpo.org.au/.

Redflow enters a high-capacity, high-voltage, grid-scale future with Energy Pod Z energy storage modules

Redflow has today released a YouTube video introducing its new Energy Pod Z energy storage module, which provides access for the company to a high-voltage, high-capacity, grid-scale future

Each Redflow Energy Pod Z module, which integrates 16 Redflow batteries with world-leading power conversion technology, can deliver high-voltage energy and can scale as large as required.

In the video, Redflow Managing Director and CEO Tim Harris and Redflow’s System Integration Architect, Simon Hackett – also the company’s largest shareholder – explain the benefits of the new Energy Pod Z, which was designed to provide two megawatt-hours (2MWh) of energy storage for the Anaergia Rialto Bioenergy Facility in southern California.

“We’re seeing here the start of the high-voltage, high-capacity, grid-scale future for Redflow,” said Simon “This is a great design, this is the first instance of it. We’ve got a pod that has got 16 of our batteries and a set of advanced electronics that take that system, take that battery voltage, and bring it up to the high voltage that’s needed for grid-scale applications.

“Normally our batteries are 48-volt batteries. What we’re adding here is some technology from a great European company that makes power electronics that’s suited to flow batteries, that’s suited for our applications, that turns that low voltage into 800-900 volts.

“The point of doing that is when you want to deploy many megawatts of power, when you don’t just have a few batteries – you want hundreds of batteries, ultimately thousands of batteries – you need to do that at high voltage. 

“So this is the key for us. Once you have this thing in the field, you can essentially have as many as you like…once you run this sort of advanced high-voltage system, the sky’s the limit.”

Tim explains that the Anaergia project is more than Redflow’s largest battery order: “It’s really the foundation for us to go into large megawatt-hour systems,” he said.

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Simon Hackett deploys 280kWh Redflow-based rural microgrid at his farm in northwest Tasmania

Redflow’s largest shareholder Simon Hackett has successfully deployed a Redflow-based rural microgrid that delivers energy independence for buildings and equipment on his family farm in northwest Tasmania.

The Vale (http://www.thevale.com.au), a working sheep farm with the largest private runway in Tasmania, is a 73-hectare property including a number of farm buildings and multiple houses.

The Vale’s 100 kilowatt-peak (kWp) solar array and 28-battery Redflow-based energy storage system caps an extensive design, development and deployment project undertaken during the past year by DMS Energy of Spreyton, Tasmania (https://tasmaniansolar.com.au).

Simon, who leads Redflow’s software and integration efforts as its Systems Integration Architect, said the system would eliminate grid electricity costs for the property. “The system also gives us energy resilience by automatically switching to off-grid mode during any grid power failures,” he said.

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Why it’s not all about lithium batteries

Redflow CEO Tim Harris recently briefed Eureka Report’s Alan Kohler about the company’s achievements to date including its recent breakthrough sale to Anaergia in the US.

In the 35-minute interview linked and transcribed below, Tim explains to Alan how zinc-bromine flow batteries are uniquely suited to specific energy storage applications, such as storing power at hot and remote locations such as mobile phone towers in rural areas. 

You can listen to Tim and Alan talking by clicking this link or read the following transcript, which is published with permission from Eureka Report

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Redflow’s battery innovations are perfectly suited to the green energy era

Redflow MD and CEO Tim Harris this week explained Redflow’s battery innovations, the advantages of flow batteries, recent partnerships and new avenues for flow battery expansion with Peter Strachan on Stockhead TV.

Tim was the guest expert on the April 15 edition of RockTalk, a Stockhead video series featuring a roundtable of resources experts discussing a new macro topic each week. Click here to watch Tim’s interview.

Redflow signs its largest global battery sale with Anaergia to supply energy storage in California

Australian energy storage company Redflow Ltd (ASX: RFX) has signed an agreement to supply a 2 MWh energy storage system comprising of 192 zinc-bromine flow batteries to Anaergia, Inc. (Anaergia), a global technology leader in recovering value from waste.

The batteries will support two-megawatt hours (MWh) of energy and reduce peak energy use at Anaergia’s Rialto Bioenergy Facility (Facility) as part of the Facility’s microgrid. The Facility is located in San Bernardino County, California, and owned by Rialto Bioenergy Facility, LLC, an Anaergia company.

The microgrid project was funded in part by a grant from the California Energy Commission and consists of the batteries, a biogas conditioning system to support a 2.0MW biogas-fueled cogeneration unit, and a microgrid control system.

This agreement represents Redflow’s largest single sale and deployment of batteries globally.

“Anaergia selected Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow batteries because they are uniquely suited to meet the demands of the Rialto site,” said Yaniv Scherson, Anaergia Chief Operating Officer.

Once fully operational, the Facility will be North America’s largest landfill diverted organic waste digester facility. The Facility will convert 700 tonnes per day of organic waste and 300 tonnes per day of biosolids into renewable natural gas and Class A fertilizer. The Facility is located 80 kilometres (50 miles) east of Los Angeles and services the organic waste recycling needs of Los Angeles and the Southern California region.

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