Australian energy storage company Redflow Limited has received an additional order for its ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries following the successful deployment of its technology by New Zealand’s Rural Connectivity Group (RCG).
The second order of 10 systems follows the successful installation and commissioning of the company’s ZBM2 batteries at two RCG towers in remote locations in New Zealand last December.
The first project included 30 PV solar panels, eight Redflow ZBM2 batteries totalling 80kWh and a diesel genset system.
The additional batteries will be installed at two new off-grid RCG telecommunications transmission towers in the North Island of New Zealand.
Local RCG partner Switchboard Services has placed the order and will undertake ZBM2 installation works.
Redflow managing director and CEO Tim Harris said the second order demonstrated the benefits that zinc-bromine flow battery technology delivered to telecommunications companies.
The RCG programme is a venture between the New Zealand government and the three mobile network operators in New Zealand: Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees.
The venture aims to provide or enhance 4G mobile and wireless broadband coverage in New Zealand for off-grid and on-grid environments with a focus on rural areas and areas impacted by black-spots.