18 zinc bromine flow batteries will be delivered to three weather radar locations in regional NSW to supply power for critical infrastructure.

The 180kWh of Redflow (ASX:RFX) energy storage is part of the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) hybrid solar, battery, diesel solution, which aims to provide improved solar utilisation as well as backup power for extended operation in the event of a power failure.

Redflow batteries are designed for high cycle rates in medium to long duration applications with zero risk of thermal runway, and RFX’s CEO and MD Tim Harris says they are the perfect solution for BOM’s Renewable Hybrid Power Supply (RHPS) project.

“The batteries are ideally suited for extreme conditions,” he says.

“With no degradation and coupled with our unique hibernation mode which allows the battery to be left at 100% state of charge for months and then have the ability to rapidly restart, makes our batteries the perfect solution.”

Supply batteries to three weather radar locations

The Bureau of Meteorology provides a critical service by issuing early warnings of severe weather events to the Australian public and industry.

Redflow will supply 18 zinc bromine flow batteries to three weather radar locations in regional NSW – Yeoval, Hillston, and Brewarrina – while integration partner, Seven20 Electrical, has been selected to build the full solution for BOM with preparations for deployment planned to begin this month.

The RHPS at these three sites is expected to improve the reliability of power, while simultaneously reducing net emissions and ongoing power cost.

Between 5 and 8 ZBM2 batteries will be deployed per site and will be integrated and controlled using the Redflow Battery Management System, which will operate with Victron inverters.

A purchase order for the batteries has been received, with delivery planned in the coming weeks and associated earnings recognised shortly afterwards.




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