Australian battery company Redflow announced that it is ready to ship the first batch of zinc-bromine flow batteries made at its new Thailand factory.
Redflow, which commissioned its new factory late last year, said the Thai-made battery stacks were installed on existing zinc-bromine flow battery ‘tank sets’ and connected to performance-testing equipment before being cleared for delivery to customers.
“Our first requirement of the new factory is quality components, which it is now producing in the electrode stack – the most complex and critical part of our product,” said the company’s CEO, Mr Richard Aird.
“Our pre-delivery tests have confirmed that these complete batteries, using Thai-made stacks and existing battery tank sets, perform to standard, so we are now scheduling deliveries to start supplying outstanding back orders.”
He said company will continue to assemble, test and deliver limited quantities of zinc-bromine flow batteries batteries with Thai-produced battery stacks until it starts end-to-end manufacturing and testing of complete batteries in Thailand by June.
Redflow’s unique zinc-bromine flow batteries are designed for stationary energy storage applications ranging from its ZCell residential battery to its scalable ZBM2 batteries for industrial, commercial, telecommunications and grid-scale deployment.
The company’s batteries offer unique advantages including 100 per cent depth of discharge, tolerance of ambient temperatures as hot as 50 degrees Celsius and sustained energy storage of 10 kilowatt-hours (kWh) throughout their operating life.