Podcast: Redflow CEO Tim Harris explains why flow batteries are vital to the renewable energy ecosystem

In his latest Wildcatter podcast, veteran stock analysis Peter Strachan asks Redflow managing director and CEO Tim Harris about the opportunities for the company’s zinc-bromine flow batteries.

In this interview, Mr Strachan – a self-described “lover of the oil and gas game” – examines how Redflow has grown to become an Australian-owned technology leader in the area of battery energy storage with a market capitalisation of about $46m.

Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow battery technology is ideally suited for stationary power storage applications that shift energy availability from intermittent generation sources such as wind and solar photovoltaic, enabling that power to be used at night, or when the wind is not blowing.

Mr Harris describes Redflow’s zinc-bromine flow battery as more of a marathon runner than a sprinter for energy storage. “We see ourselves very much as the workhorse of the renewable energy storage ecosystem,” he said.

In this 25-minute interview, Tim Harris outlines his telecommunications industry background, the unique benefits of Redflow’s batteries and the exciting opportunities the company is targeting.

Redflow has identified off-grid and micro-grid applications, including the supply of power to remote telecommunications facilities and remote communities, where traditional back-up generation can also play a part. Redflow’s product has a long working life and can be cycled continuously, coming with a 3650 full-cycle warranty, which far outstrips its peers in the battery storage industry.

Click here to listen to Peter Strachan interviewing Redflow’s Tim Harris.

Redflow’s zinc-bromine ZBM2 battery to power Optus mobile phone tower in Daintree Rainforest

In less than a week, zinc-bromine battery company Redflow (ASX: RFX) has secured its second sales order, with this latest order set to power an Optus mobile phone tower in far north Queensland’s Daintree rainforest, reports Small Caps.

Optus has ordered six of Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries, which will provide energy storage at Optus’ mobile tower in the Cape Tribulation section of the rainforest.  Redflow’s 10 kilowatt-hour ZBM2 battery is scalable and can deliver 100% discharge daily for 10 years.

According to Redflow, Optus selected the batteries due to their sustained energy storage capacity, tolerance of warm temperatures, remote management capabilities and environmentally friendly design. The battery can provide power in warm climates without the need for external cooling and can withstand temperatures up to 50° Celsius.

“Our batteries thrive on heat and hard work and are not prone to thermal runaway like other battery chemistries,” Redflow chief executive officer Tim Harris said. Read the full story by clicking here.

How to unlock renewables? Cheaper, cleaner, better batteries

Unlock renewables through cheaper, cleaner, better batteries reports Eco-Business in an interview with Redflow non-executive director and technology evangelist Simon Hackett.

“Energy storage systems provide the missing link in the renewable energy revolution by storing energy from when it is produced—when the wind blows or the sun shines—to when it is needed on a still day or at night,” says Simon Hackett, Redflow’s largest investor and non-executive director, who will speak at the Australian Energy Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Adelaide on 23 and 24 May.

 http://www.eco-business.com/news/how-to-unlock-renewables-cheaper-cleaner-better-batteries/

Qld family goes off grid with solar and 60kWh Redflow ZCell battery bank

A Queensland family has installed the largest residential Reflow ZCell battery system in Australia, at 60kWh, as part of an off-grid solar and storage system will allow them to avoid the cost of connecting to the network, and of hefty future power bills.  The storage system, installed by Off-Grid Energy, comprises six of the Brisbane battery maker’s 10kWh zinc-bromine flow batteries (pictured below), and a nearly 19kW (72 panel) solar PV array, that is installed on the roof of a nearby shed.

Read the full story on One Step Off the Grid

 

Redflow starts installing battery line in Thai factory

Australian battery company Redflow Limited has started installing battery production equipment at its new factory in Thailand, putting it on track to commence initial operation by the end of this year.  Through its Thai subsidiary, Redflow has signed a three-year lease on the 1500 sqm building at the Hemaraj Chonburi Industrial Estate, part of the IEAT free trade zone, 110km southeast of Bangkok and 25km from the Laem Chabang deep sea container port.

Read the full story on Manufacturers’ Monthly.

 

Redflow gears up for Thailand production

Australian battery company Redflow has started installing battery production equipment at its new factory in Thailand as it prepares to commence operations by the end of this year, reports Peter Dinham in ITWire.

The Brisbane-headquartered, ASX-listed Redflow, through its Thai subsidiary, has signed a three-year lease on the 1500-square-metre building at the Hemaraj Chonburi Industrial Estate, part of the IEAT free trade zone, 110km southeast of Bangkok and 25km from the Laem Chabang deep sea container port.

Read the full story on IWire.

The Redflow Effect: Alan Kohler interviews Simon Hackett

Leading Australian financial journalist Alan Kohler interviews Redflow’s Simon Hackett about how the Australian innovator is using its world-leading expertise at miniaturising zinc-bromine flow batteries to disrupt the large, established market for lead-acid batteries in telecommunication sites.

Republished with permission of The Constant Investor, the following article is the transcript of Alan Kohler’s interview with Simon Hackett – who at the time was Redflow’s interim CEO – first published as a podcast on September 21, 2017. Continue reading “The Redflow Effect: Alan Kohler interviews Simon Hackett”