Australian flow battery maker has delivered $1.2 million worth of batteries made at its new factory in Thailand to support an emergency broadcasting service for a television network on the island nation of Fiji.
Redflow said the zinc-bromine flow (ZBM2) batterieswere bought by New Zealand-based telecoms infrastructure company Hitech Solutions— which has previously used Redflow batteries at telecoms sites in the Pacific Islands.
Hitech said the ZBM2 batteries will store and supply renewable energy to power the TV network, which is linked to Fijian government communication systems.
The battery systems will enable the TV network to broadcast safety and other information in the event of potential disasters, such as cyclone warnings, Hitech said.
In addition, Hitech will install up to 60 ZBM2 batteries across Fiji to support homes without access to the national power grid, Redflow said.
Derek Gaeth (pictured), Hitech’s chief technology officer, said Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow batteries have the advantage of being small in size, resistant to high temperatures, easy to recycling and a long lifespan compared to other technology.
Redflow said the latest order was its “largest yet” from its Thai facility, which has been in operation for less than a year.
The Thai plant has the capacity to produce 90 ZBM2 batteries every month.