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ViZn Energy signals renewable energy plans with new appointments

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 15:56 -- Paul Crompton
ViZn Energy signals renewable energy plans with new appointments

US zinc redox flow company ViZn Energy Systems has bolstered its potential to tackle the renewable energy market with two appointments.

The Texas-based energy storage systems provider for C&I, microgrid and utility applications has welcomed Kent Williams onto its board of directors and Joshua Bar-Lev to its advisory board.

“Kent and Joshua are both true heavy-hitters in the business world and each possesses impressive energy industry experience,” said ViZn CEO Ron Van Dell.

“Kent brings a wealth of alternative energy knowledge and access to capital markets, while Joshua is an expert on negotiating policy surrounding industry regulation and is a true champion for renewable energy.“

Bar-Lev has previously been vice-president of regulatory affairs for BrightSource Energy (builder of utility-scale solar power plants) and  chief counsel at the Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

Picture: Kent Williams 

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ViZn receives Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:33 -- Laura Varriale
Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award

Energy storage company ViZn Energy has won the Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award in the Energy Storage Industry category for 2014.

According to the Frost & Sullivan team, US-based ViZn Energy has been selected, because the company showed “customer value excellence” and “entrepreneurial spirit”.

ViZn Energy developed a zinc-iron redox flow battery for energy storage systems. ViZn Energy’s battery packs are mainly attached to microgrids and are designed to last two to four hours.

“The growing concern over environmentally friendly solutions has contributed significantly to the increasing demand for green technologies, fueling the need for renewable energy,” said Vishal Sapru, research manager at consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.

ViZn Energy recently won the Intersolar Europe’s 2014 Electrical Energy Storage Award.

The research for its flow battery was funded by the US Department of Energy. The company has plans to expand its manufacturing capacity at its facility in Montana, US and aims to produce in Europe and is seeking for investors.

CEO for ViZn Energy Systems

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:14 -- David Appleyard
New CEO appointed to ViZn

ViZn Energy Systems, Inc., a pioneer in large-scale energy storage technology, has appointed Ron Van Dell as its new president and chief executive officer.

With over 30 years of experience in both the international and United States markets, Van Dell is poised to bring great insight and leadership as ViZn heads into full scale deployment later this year.

Van Dell has led companies across the spectrum from start-ups to businesses that net billions in sales. His expertise also covers a broad range of industries including semiconductors, power, communications, computing, industrial control, electrical distribution and clean tech.

“As renewable and distributed generation continue to rise worldwide, storage solutions will be key to ensuring electric grid quality and stability as operators seek to adapt to an evolving marketplace,” said Van Dell. “It is exciting to join ViZn at a time when it is so well positioned to impact the micro grid infrastructure of the future.”

ViZn’s Zinc Redox Flow Battery is one of the most cost-effective, scalable and safe energy flow batteries on the market, it says. With systems already in the field for testing, ViZn’s patented technology is positioned to break the cost/benefit threshold that is currently limiting widespread adoption of grid-scale energy storage, the company adds.

“ViZn battery systems have the power to fundamentally change how alternative energy producers manage their energy,” said Craig Wilkins, co-founder and chairman of ViZn Energy Systems, Inc. “With Ron at the helm, we see the potential for ViZn to grow tremendously as we move into full deployment for a market sized at over $10 billion by 2020.”

BlueSky incorporates zinc battery in Austrian microgrid

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 16:34 -- Ruth Williams

BlueSky Energy is incorporating ViZn Energy Systems’ Z20 zinc redox flow batteries in a microgrid project in Austria.

The microgrid project is part of a community infrastructure to capitalise on the energy from solar panels in an Austrian village and reduce costs for energy customers. The project is part of a European economic renewal project to reduce energy waste, in this case by using storage.

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