ViZn Energy Systems
US firms ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala will partner to offer turnkey zinc iron flow battery microgrids in Africa.
The energy storage systems will replace diesel generators at remote villages, and mining and agricultural facilities where a centralised distribution infrastructure does not exist.
US zinc redox flow company ViZn Energy Systems has bolstered its potential to tackle the renewable energy market with two appointments.
The Texas-based energy storage systems provider for C&I, microgrid and utility applications has welcomed Kent Williams onto its board of directors and Joshua Bar-Lev to its advisory board.
“Kent and Joshua are both true heavy-hitters in the business world and each possesses impressive energy industry experience,” said ViZn CEO Ron Van Dell.
“Kent brings a wealth of alternative energy knowledge and access to capital markets, while Joshua is an expert on negotiating policy surrounding industry regulation and is a true champion for renewable energy.“
Bar-Lev has previously been vice-president of regulatory affairs for BrightSource Energy (builder of utility-scale solar power plants) and chief counsel at the Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
Picture: Kent Williams
US firm ViZn Energy Systems is to deliver a 128kW/ 320kWh redox flow battery system for use in a US laboratory’s microgrid research, development and demonstration testbed.
The order for the system, based on its zinc-iron chemistry, was received from Idaho National Laboratory (INL), part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) complex of national laboratories.
ViZn Energy Systems has entered into a deal to ramp up production of its zinc-iron redox flow batteries.
The deal will see Jabil Circuit help the U.S. company fulfill current orders of its 80kw/160kwh Z20 battery storage system