RedFlow unveils Zn-Br storage system

Developer RedFlow has unveiled a new renewable energy battery storage system that comprises 24 zinc-bromine batteries housed in a 20-foot shipping container. The M90 has a 90 kilowatt power output with 240 kilowatt-hours of capacity.

The company has 65 zinc-bromine battery systems installed across Australia and internationally, and this latest edition has found a home at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, where it is connected to a solar photovoltaic array.

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Mixed news for zinc-bromide company

First the bad news. Zinc-bromide energy storage company ZBB has announced losses of $2.88 million, or 4 cents a share, in the fiscal first quarter, as compared with $1.7 million for the same period last year.

But the good news is the company has snapped up a long-term supply agreement from an unidentified engine manufacturer for electronics used in hybrid electric buses, which will result in orders of $1.36 million, including $500,000 worth of orders that are being shipped in this quarter.