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Redflow delivers ‘biggest home storage’ flow battery

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:01 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow delivers ‘biggest home storage’ flow battery

Flow battery maker Redflow Limited said an Australian family is now powering their home without relying on a grid connection thanks to the installation of a 60kWh zinc-bromine flow battery system.

Redflow said the ZCell-based energy storage system— the company’s biggest Australian residential system to date— gives the Bates family “uninterrupted power, grid independence and no power bills”.

 

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Hackett steps down as Redflow CEO

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 09:24 -- News Editor
Hackett steps down as Redflow CEO

Simon Hackett has stepped down as acting CEO of Australian flow battery maker Redflow— but will stay with the firm as a non-executive director “with special oversight for technology-related matters”.

Redflow said Hackett, the firm’s largest shareholder, had completed the “mission to refocus, redirect and recapitalise the business”, since his appointment 12 months ago.

 

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Redflow wins repeat flow batteries order

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:55 -- News Editor
Redflow wins repeat flow batteries order

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.

 

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Redflow selects Thailand for battery factory

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:41 -- News Editor
Redflow selects Thailand for battery factory

Australian flow battery firm Redflow has chosen Thailand as the base for its new Southeast Asia manufacturing plant.

Redflow said in a 17 August Australian Stock Exchange announcement it had formed a new entity – Redflow (Thailand) Limited – to negotiate a lease on premises in a free trade zone and apply for licensing and regulatory permits.

 

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Redflow moving into “high demand” sectors with funding round

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:05 -- News Editor
Redflow moving into “high demand” sectors with funding round

Australian battery maker Redflow has launched an AUD14.5 million ($11.5m) funding round “to target sustainable delivery of its zinc-bromine flow batteries to high demand areas” such as telecoms and remote/off-grid power.

The announcement follows the Brisbane-based company’s strategic review last May, which set out plans to “transition” manufacturing to Southeast Asia from South America, cut supply chain costs and implement “cost-down projects” to reduce delivered product manufacturing cost “by at least 30% over the next 18 months”.

 

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Australia issues draft home storage fire-risk rules

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:41 -- News Editor
Australia issues draft home storage fire-risk rules

Proposed regulations in Australia that would prioritise fire safety for the use of lithium-based batteries inside homes have been opened to consultation.

The draft regulations by Standards Australia follow reports that emerged earlier this year that new guidelines could ban the introduction of on-site lithium-ion battery storage in homes.

 

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Redflow milks industrial applications

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:52 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow milks industrial applications

Australian flow-battery manufacturer Redflow has supplied six energy storage units to a Dutch dairy farm.

The deal is being seen as evidence that the company is going to put its energy into industrial and telecommunications backup applications – especially after the company’s strategic review suggested that the residential market does not provide a model for long-term growth. 

 

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Redflow suspends battery deliveries amidst ‘impurities’ probe

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 09:52 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow suspends battery deliveries amidst ‘impurities’ probe

Australian energy storage firm Redflow Limited has suspended delivery of its flow batteries while the company investigates potential performance issues.

The Queensland-based company said laboratory testing of electrolyte samples from one “specifically-identified batch of 10 batteries indicate that they may be at risk of failure due to the presence of impurities in battery electrolyte”.

 

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Australian flow battery ESS firm announce new CEO and COO

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:37 -- Paul Crompton
Australian flow battery ESS firm announce new CEO and COO

Australian zinc bromide flow energy storage system firm Redflow has made a series of managerial changes ahead of the first deliveries of its ZCell residential flow batteries.

Redflow executive chairman and shareholder Simon Hackett has been named as acting chief executive officer (CEO).

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Redflow opens zinc bromide flow battery laboratory

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 14:20 -- Paul Crompton
Redflow opens zinc bromide flow battery laboratory

Australian firm Redflow has opened a battery laboratory to progress its software and to enable its zinc bromide flow batteries to be used with multiple inverters.

The Adelaide based laboratory will develop battery management system software for Redflow’s 10kWh residential battery, which is being launched this month.

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