Redflow, the Australian developer of zinc-bromine flow batteries, has named Flextronics as its manufacturing partner.
US-based Flextronics will be responsible for increasing production of the flow battery to get it to a commercial level for use in stationary storage markets.
Redflow’s battery will be the first flow battery to be produced on a large scale; several are already deployed in demonstration projects. Stuart Smith, Redflow CEO, said of the manufacturing agreement: “The corresponding improvements in manufacturing quality, consistency, scalability and reliability are all important attributes for customers in addition to cost efficiencies.”
Flextronics was selected because of its extensive production capabilities in the energy industry and has manufacturing facilities in the US and worldwide.