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 for its warranted 10 years. 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 delivers 10 kWh of sustained energy storage every day, fully backed by Redflow’s 10-year warranty. ZCell’s zinc-bromine flow battery means no loss of storage capacity – for a decade!

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 residential energy storage: More resources

Find a ZCell installer: ZCell Installers directory

Customer case study (Queensland): Queensland family sets ZCell residential record

Customer case study (Victoria): Adrian lives the off-grid dream with ZCell

Customer case study (South Australia): Alan Noble fires up ZCell for bushfire defences

Customer case study (Victoria): ZCells power on at Longevity Medical Centre

Customer case study (South Australia): Conservation SA showcases ZCell

ZCell website: www.zcell.com

Simon Hackett on Fully Charged

Check out Simon Hackett explaining the benefits of home batteries to Robert Llewellyn on a recent episode of Fully Charged. And, yes, it is THAT Robert Llewellyn, renowned and loved as Kryten (without the getup) from the cult sci-fi TV series Red Dwarf. Click below to start the video.

Thank you to Robert Llewellyn and his Fully Charged team for permission to republish this excellent video on the Impress website.

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Conservation SA installs first ZCell batteries

South Australia’s peak environmental organisation Conservation SA has installed its first two ZCell batteries to provide energy for a data centre backup and emergency lighting system for its office reports Dylan Bushell-Embling in Technology Decisions. Read his full story at http://www.technologydecisions.com.au/content/it-management/news/conservation-sa-installs-first-zcell-batteries-789685874#axzz4OA1o36Zb.


Are flow batteries the future of home energy storage?

Solar Choice reports that RedFlow’s ZCell is one of the most is one of the most in-demand battery storage products on the Australian market; it also stands out for being one of the only ‘flow batteries‘ currently available. Solar Choice had the opportunity to catch up with RedFlow CEO Simon Hackett about the role of flow batteries (and the ZCell) in Australia’s energy transformation, in the process discussing how the ZCell compares to the vast array of lithium-based batteries sweeping the market. Our conversation is included below. Read its interview transcript at http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/redflow-flow-batteries-future-home-energy-storage-171016.