TIEC Electrical

Western Australia (South-West)

 

 

TIEC Electrical’s reputation for providing quality service, coupled with exceptional technical knowledge and experience – has cemented TIEC as a contractor of choice. Established in 1988, TIEC Electrical is proudly Western Australian owned and operated. Our team of qualified electricians and technicians operate all over the Perth metro area and throughout Western Australia. As a leading electrical contractor, TIEC provide complete electrical installation, maintenance and service solutions for commercial, industrial and large residential projects as well as specialist electrical services for aerodromes and renewable energy applications.

TIEC provides design and installation services for all types of lighting systems, conventional electrical requirements as well as communication and data cabling, including customised “smart home” technology solutions. Our highly experienced people also provide expertise consultation and project management services for your project.

  • Certified Installer of Clipsal StarServe Network Solutions and C-Bus Integrated Systems by Schneider Electrical
  • Airfield Lighting Accredited electrician
  • Approved Redflow ZCell Installer – zinc bromine battery energy storage systems
  • Recommends and uses Pierlite and Sylvania professional lighting solutions.

Contact Us

25 Ross Drive
Perth Airport 6105
Western Australia
Phone: 0419 948 098
Email: admin@tiec.com.au 

View the TIEC Electrical website

seven 20 electrical

Victoria

 

Since 2012, 720 Electrical has provided high-quality electrical and data services to the commercial and industrial markets across Victoria and the wider regions of Australia. Being conveniently located just east of Melbourne’s CBD but working nation-wide, 720 Electrical’s mission is to be the most reliable electrical contractor in the business. With customer satisfaction, loyalty and commitment to each and every project being of utmost importance, we continually aim to offer the highest quality of work.  Our team of highly skilled and trained staff strive to exceed customer satisfaction and build relationships. With over a combined 50 years of experience in the industry, 720 Electrical is renowned for its knowledge and reliability. Every project we take on receives a tailored approach, ensuring our customers are impressed with our service, knowledge and workmanship. We’re dedicated to providing quality electrical and renewable energy solutions, products and services in order to become the provider of choice in Melbourne & across the country.

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Carbon Friendly Enterprises

Queensland

Queensland-based Carbon Friendly Enterprises (CFE) has delivered energy efficiency and renewable energy projects since 2007. Today, CFE provides complete energy solutions including smarter billing, energy efficient process equipment, peak load demand shaving and mitigation, battery storage systems, power quality conditioning and renewable energy supply including solar photovoltaic, wind, pumped hydro and waste-to-energy solutions as well as turnkey solutions and full project life-cycle services.  

Mackay Office
Phone: (07) 4955 6441
Fax: (07) 4955 4413
Email: admin@carbonfriendlyenterprises.com.au
Postal address: PO Box 8704, Mackay, QLD 4740

Brisbane Office
Mobile: 0403 227 543
Email: zs@carbonfriendlyenterprises.com.au

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Tropicool

North-west Western Australia

Tropicool is an Australian company based in Broome, WA, which specialises in deploying and supporting air conditioning, refrigeration and energy storage systems in north-west WA.  For more details, contact Tropicool as below:
Phone: +61 8 9192 1710 or fax: +61 8 9193 5975
Email: tropicool@iinet.net.au
Address: 33 Hunter Street, Broome WA 6725
Postal: Po Box 1395, Broome WA 6725

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Apex Energy Australia

South Australia

 

Apex Energy Australia is Australian owned and operated from its head office located in South Australia. The design and construction company delivers solar and battery storage projects around Australia with a reputation for delivering client-focused solutions. Paul Stallan, a long time market leader in the commercial electrical and communications space, is the Managing Director of Apex Energy Australia, along with many talented Project Managers supporting all areas of its business.  Apex Energy Australia and Apex Communication Technologies are owned and operated by the same owner, located in the head office at Melrose Park, South Australia. Apex Energy Australia was established in 2009 and has quietly grown into a national supplier of large-scale commercial solar and storage solutions in capital cities, light industrial areas and regional locations. Apex Communication Technologies, the initial Stallan-owned enterprise, was established in 2004. Today the companies directly employ more than 65 people in the South Australian office and many more people on a project basis nationally.

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BMS – Battery Management System



Redflow's Battery Management System (BMS) creates 'smart batteries'

The key to Redflow’s “smart batteries” is the Redflow Battery Management System (BMS) which:

  • Simplifies Redflow battery deployment and configuration
  • Remotely monitors and manages Redflow batteries
  • Ensures Redflow batteries always contain the latest software updates.

Control via a web browser

The BMS is a small DIN Rail-mounted device that connects one or more Redflow batteries with the inverter-charger that your installer provides for your energy storage system. The BMS lets you set up, monitor, and control your Redflow battery using a web browser. It also provides battery status and operational information to your AC inverter-charger so that it can optimise its use of the electrical energy stored in your battery.

Embedded know-how

The Redflow BMS is a device that embeds more than a decade of know-how in the efficient and effective real-world operation of Redflow’s unique zinc-bromine flow battery. The BMS enables rapid on-site commissioning using just a smartphone or laptop. The BMS also provides secure remote access via any Internet path, using its built-in Ethernet or WiFi ports, to the Redflow battery management cloud service.

Cloud-enabled remote monitoring and management

The Redflow BMS leverages modern cloud infrastructure to enable easy and effective remote access to installations of Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow batteries. The BMS supports remote system performance monitoring, alarm monitoring, diagnostics, performance optimisation and software updates. The BMS also gives integrators a “fleet-wide” view of their customer sites and enables Redflow to cooperatively optimise sites with integrators.

Real-time display and system control

The Redflow BMS ‘knows’ how to efficiently run ZBM2 and ZCell batteries including:

  • Seamlessly managing battery maintenance cycles
  • Optimising energy efficiency by sequencing batteries in charge and discharge to suit the application requirements
  • Real-time status display and system control
  • Continuous logging performance data to the secure Redflow cloud, and
  • Remote battery fault detection and management.

Industry standard

The Redflow BMS uses industry-standard protocols to interface ZCell or ZBM2 clusters to energy storage systems. The primary protocols supported for energy system interfaces are CANBus BMS protocols, MODBUS-TCP, and URL-based data retrieval using JSON or plain text.

Interfaces

  • Isolated Power Supply input (9-65V DC)
  • Ethernet and WiFi Internet access ports
  • Opto-Isolated CANBus port for energy system interfacing
  • RS485 MODBUS port for ZCell/ZBM2 connection
  • Dry-contact relay for external device control using built-in event-based rules engine
  • Also supports external device control via MODBUS-TCP write commands and using USB-attached relays, and
  • USB ports for future expansion.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery. 

YourDC CEO Scott Hicks

Redflow cuts $1700 in power costs at holiday house

Australian technology entrepreneur Scott Hicks has saved thousands of dollars a year in power costs at his riverside holiday house by adding solar panels and a Redflow ZCell zinc-bromine flow battery.

Mr Hicks, CEO of private data centre provider YourDC, bought the spacious house at Mannum, a Murray River town 84 kilometres east of Adelaide, as an accessible hideaway from the working week. The 10-year-old holiday house is on the banks of the Murray River, among gum trees and wildlife.

However, during his first year, Mr Hicks discovered this peaceful repose came a price – the high cost of electricity. “During the first year, we found that our power bills were huge,” he said. “Our usage peaked at the most expensive time of day because we had lots of air con running.”

After researching solar panels and energy storage systems, Mr Hicks said Redflow’s ZCell zinc-bromine flow battery stood out. “I decided that Redflow was the far superior option out at Mannum where it’s a couple of degrees warmer than in the Adelaide metro area,” he said. Continue reading “Redflow cuts $1700 in power costs at holiday house”

Qld family goes off grid with solar and 60kWh Redflow ZCell battery bank

A Queensland family has installed the largest residential Reflow ZCell battery system in Australia, at 60kWh, as part of an off-grid solar and storage system will allow them to avoid the cost of connecting to the network, and of hefty future power bills.  The storage system, installed by Off-Grid Energy, comprises six of the Brisbane battery maker’s 10kWh zinc-bromine flow batteries (pictured below), and a nearly 19kW (72 panel) solar PV array, that is installed on the roof of a nearby shed.

Read the full story on One Step Off the Grid

 

ZCell – residential


ZCell is the unique zinc-bromine flow battery designed for your home or office.

Australian-designed. Battery redefined

The Australian-designed ZCell is an energy storage system built around Redflow’s unique zinc-bromine flow battery, which redefines your understanding of how a battery works.

Use 100% daily. In a fraction of the space

ZCell is a scalable 10 kilowatt-hour (kWh) zinc-bromine flow battery that can deliver 100 per cent depth of discharge each day.  ZCell comes in an attractive, outdoor enclosure.

Use your solar. Lower your bills

A ZCell-based energy storage system cuts your power costs by letting you use your solar energy when you need it, rather than selling excess solar power to the grid cheap and buying it back high.

Energy independence. Go off grid

ZCell provides the perfect energy storage solution for remote properties. Rather than pay a high price to join the power grid, buy a robust ZCell-based energy system integrated with solar panels for a fraction of that cost. Use your own stored solar-generated energy and pay no power bills – ever!

Power on. Through blackouts

ZCell gives you energy independence and keeps your lights on during grid blackouts. A ZCell energy storage system can keep your business running when your competitors are paralysed by power cuts.

10 kWh capacity. From Day One to Year 10

ZCell can deliver 10 kWh of sustained energy storage every day. Redflow backs ZCell with a 10-year warranty (see full warranty for details).

Environmentally friendly. Fully recyclable

The ZCell zinc-bromine flow battery is made from easily recycled or reused components. At its end of life, the battery’s zinc bromide electrolyte solution can be purified and used for new batteries. ZCell also helps to reduce carbon emissions. “With Redflow ZCell batteries and Tindo Solar panels, we can seriously reduce our carbon emissions,” said Craig Wilkins, CEO of Conservation SA.

Safe energy storage. For your home or office

Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow batteries are intrinsically safe devices. These temperature-tolerant zinc-bromine flow batteries contain an inherently non-flammable electrolyte solution, with a design that means there’s no chance of ‘thermal runaway’ – unlike legacy batteries. “ZCell can cope with a high heat environment, which is not true of a lot of batteries,” said Google Engineering Director ANZ Alan Noble, an early ZCell customer.

Redflow. Redefines the battery

Redflow’s ZCell zinc-bromine flow battery redefines your understanding of how a battery works. With 100 per cent depth of discharge daily, the ZCell delivers a sustained 10kWh of energy storage capacity throughout its operating life.

ZCell dimensions

Width 486mm; Length 1160mm; Height 1026mm; Weight: About 290kg.

ZCell technical documents and customer case studies

Document nameDescriptionIssue date
Redflow ZBM2 Battery WarrantyRedflow ZBM2 Battery WarrantyJuly 2019
Redflow Battery Enclosure WarrantyRedflow Battery Enclosure WarrantyJuly 2019
Redflow BMS WarrantyRedflow BMS (Battery Management System) WarrantyJuly 2019
ZBM2 White PaperUnderstanding the Redflow batteryOctober 2018
ZCell FAQAnswers to frequently-asked questions about Redflow batteriesOctober 2017
Optimal applications for the Redflow batteryOptimal Applications for the Redflow BatterySeptember 2019
ZCell installersA list of trained ZCell installers throughout Australia

ZCell customer case studies

Customer nameDescriptionRelease date
Case study: John Altree-WilliamsZCell storage system cuts home power bill by 80% (Adelaide, SA)June 2018
Case study: Scott HicksZCell eliminates power costs for holiday house (Mannum, SA)May 2018
Case study: Bates familyQueensland home sets Redflow residential recordOctober 2017
Case study: Adrian ShandVictorian couple lives off-grid dream with RedflowOctober 2017
Case study: Alan NobleAlan Noble fires up ZCell for bushfire defences (Willunga, South Australia)October 2016
Case study: Conservation SAConservation SA showcases ZCell (Adelaide, South Australia)October 2016