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Power company to test flow battery’s ability to manage grid services

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 11:02 -- Paul Crompton

US technology conglomerate Honeywell’s flow battery will be tested by Duke Energy to determine its capabilities of storing renewable generated power.

The long-duration 400kWh flow battery unit will store power from wind and solar generation for use during power outages or when the grid is at capacity. 

The system, which can store and discharge electricity for up to 12 hours, is designed with recyclable components and could provide a reliable and cost-efficient system for 20 years, say North Carolina-based Honeywell.

The flow battery technology will be tested at power company Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology and Innovation Center in Mount Holly, North Carolina.

Honeywell will deliver the unit to Duke’s facility next year.

Honeywell aims to deploy a utility-scale pilot project of 60MWh starting in 2023.

Ben Owens, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions, said: “As utilities and corporations seek cost-effective alternatives to coal-fired plants with long-duration energy storage solutions, they are switching to renewable energy targets that work around the clock to reduce carbon emissions. 

“By partnering with Duke, we can implement this innovative energy storage technology at scale and bring to market a revolutionary flow battery to meet growing energy storage demands, while assisting companies in meeting their carbon neutral goals.”

Over the next five years, Duke Energy plans to install almost 400MW of battery storage capacity in its service territory and is interested in so-called breakthrough technologies.

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Firms announce merger with goal of becoming No.1 global flow battery company

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 13:01 -- Paul Crompton
Firms announce merger with goal of becoming No.1 global flow battery company

It is ‘business as usual’ for redT following the announcement on 25 July it had agreed to a proposed merger with fellow vanadium redox flow battery company Avalon Battery Corporation.

The UK and US (respectively) companies have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for the merger. If approved by shareholders the deal will constitute a reverse takeover* under London Stock Exchange rules.

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Grid-scale ESS test centre opens with flow battery project

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:11 -- Paul Crompton

Flow battery systems are to be the first energy storage technology evaluated at a new research centre in the US state of Alabama.

The Energy Storage Research Center (ESRC), opened on 16 July by the independent Southern Research organisation, will initially test systems developed by California-based Avalon Battery.

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Redflow to scale up battery making with cash raise

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:11 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow to scale up battery making with cash raise

Australian flow battery maker Redflow is raising AUD18.1 million ($13.6m) to “scale up battery production and grow Australian and international sales”.

The Brisbane-based company said on 26 April it was raising the funds through a combination of a placement to new investors and a fully underwritten rights issue offered to all current shareholders.

 

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Lockheed plans flow battery BESS

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:07 -- Xuan Zhong
Lockheed plans flow battery BESS

Lockheed Martin has announced plans to launch a flow battery energy storage system based on what it said would be a new electrochemistry, comprising “engineered electrolytes”, within “little more than a year.”

The company told BBB its proprietary flow battery, which would be marketed under its GridStar storage brand, would be designed for utility-scale projects to provide “flexible, durable, and over six hours energy storage”.  

 

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Redflow selects Thailand for battery factory

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:41 -- News Editor
Redflow selects Thailand for battery factory

Australian flow battery firm Redflow has chosen Thailand as the base for its new Southeast Asia manufacturing plant.

Redflow said in a 17 August Australian Stock Exchange announcement it had formed a new entity – Redflow (Thailand) Limited – to negotiate a lease on premises in a free trade zone and apply for licensing and regulatory permits.

 

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Deal ‘aids march of US flow batteries into China’

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:56 -- News Editor
Deal ‘aids march of US flow batteries into China’

Primus Power has teamed up with a Taiwanese manufacturer to help the march of its flow batteries into China’s energy storage market.

The California-headquartered firm has announced a Manufacturing Services Agreement with Foxsemicon Integrated Technology Inc., to assemble and test its newly-launched zinc bromide flow battery, named EnergyPod 2 (pictured), which comes with a 20-year warranty.

 

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Redflow puts flow batteries into tropical telecom

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:49 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow puts flow batteries into tropical telecom

Australian flow battery maker Redflow has announced its largest single sale of zinc-bromine batteries, worth about US$600,000 (A$800,000), for multiple telecom sites in the Pacific Islands.

Redflow’s partner Vertiv (formerly Emerson Network Power) will provide the batteries for an energy storage solution being designed by New Zealand-based Hitech Solutions.

 

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Redflow suspends battery deliveries amidst ‘impurities’ probe

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 09:52 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow suspends battery deliveries amidst ‘impurities’ probe

Australian energy storage firm Redflow Limited has suspended delivery of its flow batteries while the company investigates potential performance issues.

The Queensland-based company said laboratory testing of electrolyte samples from one “specifically-identified batch of 10 batteries indicate that they may be at risk of failure due to the presence of impurities in battery electrolyte”.

 

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Say bonjour to grid-scale organic flow battery applications

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 09:30 -- Xuan Zhong

A French company has designed, assembled and tested a 10 kW organic redox flow battery prototype for renewable, smart and micro-grid applications.

Kemwatt’s non-corrosive organic RFB required two years of development from the Rennes based start-up.

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