Flow batteries for Asian telcos

Zinc-bromide flow battery manufacturer RedFlow has scored a battery supply agreement with Emerson Network Power Australia to develop a flow battery storage solution for off-grid and micro-grid markets in the Asia Pacific Region, reports ProactiveInvestors.

According to a company spokesperson, a key advantage of the products is their plastic build, which makes them ideal for harsh and remote locations.

Primus wins US energy storage contract

One of last week’s top stories, reported by Greentech Grid and others, was that Primus has been awarded a contract by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) to provide an energy storage system for a microgrid at the US Marine Corps Air Station in California. The project will consist of a 250kW, 1MW-hour flow-battery allied with an existing 230kW solar installation. The system is due to be installed in 2014.

Microgrids and their associated energy storage components are getting a boost from the military, small island communities and disaster preparedness, all of which benefit from the autonomy that energy storage has to offer.