Redflow will provide 32 of its zinc-bromine flow batteries to two new children’s centres in its native Australia.
The Knox Children and Family Centres in Melbourne will each be fitted with a 100kW solar array and 16 ZBM2 batteries totalling 160kWh of storage per site. The facilities are under construction with completion expected in Q1 2019.
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Each centre is expected to save A$140,000 (US$101,000) annually on their energy bills from the systems, which will be installed by the Torus Group.
“As well as cutting power costs, they will provide resilience for essential services, such as backup power for exit and emergency lighting and lift motors, which is important in a community facility like this,” said Anthony Vippond, CEO, Torus Group.
“Also, Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries do not have the potential fire risk that’s associated with other battery chemistries. Redflow batteries also use components that are easy to recycle or reuse, and, of course, Redflow is an Australian technology company,” added Vippond.