As the Courier-Mail’s Kathleen Noonan listens to ABC RN Breakfast host Fran Kelly interview Simon Hackett, executive chair of Redflow, the battery storage company, about South Australia’s strides toward renewables, she reflects on the arrival of a battery revolution at http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-australias-future-lies-with-renewable-energy-not-mega-coal-mines/news-story/3d8e4f98d286cc58b74e317d59b6db1d?login=1.
The Australian Financial Review’s Angela Macdonald-Smith reports on a tie-up between Redflow and Redback Technologies after months of testing the Redflow battery, which uses zinc bromide “flow” technology alongside Redback’s solar hybrid inverter. Read her story at http://www.afr.com/business/energy/redflow-in-tieup-with-redback-technologies-to-smarten-up-battery-offering-20160619-gpmxlr#ixzz4CBThno1T.
Australia-based battery-energy-storage company Redflow revealed a new system at the Australian Energy Storage Exhibition. The system has been created to make battery installation, monitoring, maintenance, and control simpler, reports CleanTechnica. Read more at https://cleantechnica.com/2016/06/03/new-battery-management-system-redflow/.
Australian energy storage company Redflow’s ZCell home battery will have its first major public outing today at the Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition in Sydney, reported ChannelNews. Read its story at http://www.channelnews.com.au/redflow-battery-makes-a-bow/.
Aussie company Redflow announced its innovative zinc-bromine ZCell battery earlier this year, and tomorrow it’s getting its first public debut at the Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition in Sydney. The enclosure for the 10kWh home energy storage system has just been revealed, designed to be easy to install with failsafes against battery fluid leakage, reports Gizmodo at http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/05/this-is-what-australias-answer-to-home-battery-storage-looks-like/.
Australia’s Tesla energy storage rival Redflow will tomorrow reveal its ZCell home battery in the custom-designed enclosure for the first time, at the Australian Energy Storage Exhibition in Sydney reports David Swan in Teh Australian at http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/redflow-to-show-off-zcell/news-story/f78743a5a3fda743fed4008b0c9a9535.
The Australian company Redflow is accepting pre-orders for its new home energy storage system, the ZCell battery. It has a 10 kilowatt-hour usable storage capacity, can provide 3 kilowatts of continuous power, and is suitable for on-grid and off-grid use. Deliveries will begin in August 2016. While there are many lithium-ion storage systems on the market, the Redflow ZCell stands out as the only zinc bromide flow battery. Its unique chemistry gives it several advantages over lithium-ion systems. One is it can lie dormant for long periods at any level of charge without suffering from deterioration. And another is its storage capacity will never decline over its over its entire lifespan, reports SolarQuotes. Read its story at http://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/redflows-zinc-bromide-zcell-battery-may-have-the-edge-over-lithium-ion/.
Rather than facing a “death spiral”, the electricity grid is set to become the backbone of the “internet of energy,” with the help of batteries – as long as policymakers get on board. “By 2030, the grid has become necessarily a much smarter place, it’s become more like the internet,” said Simon Hackett, chairman of battery developer Redflow Energy, in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald. Read Simon’s comments at http://www.smh.com.au/business/energy/batteries-to-help-grid-become-the-internet-of-energy-20160531-gp8gr1.html.