Engineering News, the leading source of news on South Africa’s industrial, mining, energy and services sectors, has reported on Redflow’s successful deployment of its zinc-bromine flow batteries at South African telecommunication towers.
Engineering News describes how Redflow’s South African partners are rolling out Redflow’s modular and heat-tolerant 10 kWh batteries at 20 towers for telecommunications service provider Vodacom after extensive testing over the past six months.
Including an interview with Redflow managing director and CEO Tim Harris, the publication states the benefits of Redflow batteries for this energy storage application include their ability to:
- repeatedly cycle from full charge to flat at a constant output rate without any impact on performance or ability to recharge
- function in temperatures of up to 50 º Celsius without degradation of performance or the need for cooling.
- reduce diesel costs to power the towers by as much as 66 per cent, with a proportional reduction in logistics, refuelling, service and maintenance costs, and
- a lower theft risk, compared with other battery types.