Australian battery developer and manufacturer Redflow’s core zinc-bromide flow battery has received CE approval – paving the way for sales in Europe.
The approval allows the zinc-bromide flow batteries (ZMB) to be available in commercial quantities and Redflow’s partners to integrate them for use in energy storage systems in Europe.
Manufacturing of the batteries will be carried out by US based Flextronics, which provided competitive turnkey pricing with effect from 1st March 2015, which Redflow accepted.
Redflow is also due to introduce two new products from late April 2015.
The zinc-bromide module (ZBM) is a 3kW continuous/8kWh with a 100% depth of discharge.
The ZBM passed rigorous independent safety and EMC assessment and testing over several months, including testing of its electronics, mechanical design, noise and temperature characteristics.
The minimal required changes will be rolled out to production immediately and all products sold will now be CE compliant.
Chief executive officer Stuart Smith said: “The future where the grid progressively becomes a backup rather than the primary source of energy is fast approaching by integrating our products with renewables such as solar and wind at a residential and commercial level.”
Commercial sales are expected to begin in the first half of 2015.