Australia-based Redflow has provided a hybrid battery system coupled with solar energy generation to create a microgrid that will provide a reliable power supply in a remote village in Thailand.
The energy storage system is made up of 10 Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries— which provide 10kWh apiece— and three lithium batteries. The ZBM2 batteries will provide power to the Ban Pha Dan community school, town hall, and temple, while the lithium batteries will supply energy for individual homes.
Ban Pha Dan is in Lamphun province and is surrounded by a wildlife reserve where power pylons are not permitted, meaning that the village has lacked access to electricity in the past.
Australian flow battery maker has delivered $1.2 million worth of batteries made at its new factory in Thailand to support an emergency broadcasting service for a television network on the island nation of Fiji.
Redflow said the zinc-bromine flow (ZBM2) batterieswere bought by New Zealand-based telecoms infrastructure company Hitech Solutions— which has previously used Redflow batteries at telecoms sites in the Pacific Islands.
Australian flow battery maker Redflow has won a second US$600,000 (A$750,000) order for zinc-bromine batteries for a major energy storage project in the Pacific Islands.
The repeat order, from New Zealand-based Hitech Solutions, comes just a few months after Redflow supplied its ZBM2 batteries for Hitech’s construction of “advanced hybrid energy storage solutions” at a number of telecoms sites.