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Victorian dairy targets 100% renewables with solar + vanadium flow battery

A Victorian dairy farm is looking to cover all of its electricity needs with “affordable and reliable” renewable energy, via the installation of a 450kW solar system and a 80kW/320kWh vanadium redox flow battery.

Meredith Dairy – in the mid-western Victoria town of the same name – is installing the impressive solar and storage system in collaboration with Profit Share Power, with the battery component provided by VSUN Energy.

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Victorian dairy quits grid, turns to solar power and vanadium flow battery

One Step Off the Grid

Victorian dairy quits grid, turns to solar power and vanadium flow battery

A Victorian dairy farm is looking to cover all of its electricity needs with “affordable and reliable” renewable energy, via the installation of a 450kW solar system and a 80kW/320kWh vanadium redox flow battery.

Meredith Dairy – in the mid-western Victoria town of the same name – is installing the impressive solar and storage system in collaboration with Profit Share Power, with the battery component provided by VSUN Energy.

VSUN’s owner Australian Vanadium Limited said on Thursday that the Dairy’s goal was to have a sustainable operation with full power being supplied via onsite renewables.

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Battery Metals: AVL subsidiary VSUN just sold its second vanadium battery in two months

Stockhead

Australian Vanadium (ASX:AVL) has sold another vanadium battery energy storage system through its subsidiary, VSUN Energy.

VSUN Energy will install a 80kW/320kWh battery (also called a VRFB) at a dairy farm in Meredith, Victoria which follows the sale of a 20kW/80kWh energy storage battery to an orchard in Pakenham (also Victoria) in early September.

The same month, VSUN applied for a WA government grant to fund a vanadium-led renewable energy solution at Strelley Community School in the Pilbara region.

VSUN business development manager Sam McGahan told Stockhead that the company is only making small margins on the batteries at the moment, but this would grow as the volume of sales increased.

“We are seeing increased interest from the agricultural sector and remote communities,” McGahan says.

“For anyone who’s reliant on diesel, vanadium redox flow batteries are a great way to reduce diesel costs, reduce the impact of the noise of generators (this applies particularly to mining camps) and reduce emissions.

“It is a very large market in Australia.”

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AVL’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary VSUN Energy Has Sold a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery

Australian Energy Storage Alliance

AVL’s wholly owned subsidiary, VSUN Energy Pty Ltd, has secured an order for a 20kW/80kWh vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) which will go to an apple orchard in Pakenham, Victoria. The sale confirms AVL’s and VSUN Energy’s promotion of VRFB technology for agriculture, based on the battery’s long duration and inherent safety – it is not flammable and cannot explode.

AVL Managing Director Vincent Algar said: “Having this Australian invention working consistently on a daily basis for the next 20-plus years at the orchard shows that there is a growing recognition of the role that VRFBs can play in the energy storage sector.”

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AVL signs MOU to supply a remote renewable energy system in WA

The Pick

Australian Vanadium Limited subsidiary VSUN Energy Pty Ltd has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the potential installation of a vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) and solar PV system in a school in Western Australia’s remote outback.

The MOU has been signed with the Nomads Charitable & Education Foundation and is for a period of 12 months with VSUN Energy applying for a grant from the WA State Government to fund the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) and VRFB solution at the Strelley Community School in the Pilbara region on behalf of Nomads.

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Victorian apple farmer installs vanadium battery to increase solar consumption

PV Magazine

A Victorian apple orchard will expand its PV fleet to 160 kW and add a 20kW/80kWh vanadium redox flow battery as it seeks to increase its renewable energy consumption. The battery system was sold to family owned and operated business Priest Bros by ASX-listed company Australian Vanadium Limited , through its battery subsidiary VSUN Energy.

The battery system will provide a minimum of four hours of stored solar energy. It will be installed together with a 100 kW PV array by VSUN, in collaboration with renewable systems provider Profit Share Power.

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Victoria Apple Farmer Taps Vanadium Flow Battery to Better Harvest the Sun

One Step Off The Grid

ASX-listed company Australian Vanadium Limited said on Wednesday that its battery subsidiary, VSUN Energy, had sold a VRFB storage system to family-owned apple growing business, Priest Bros. VSUN, in collaboration with renewable systems provider Profit Share Power, said it would install the battery alongside an existing 60kW solar array at the orchards in Pakenham, and add a further 100kW of new PV generation.

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Australian Vanadium Limited VRFB Will Be Part of Solar and Energy Storage System at Orchard

Proactive Investors

Australian Vanadium Ltd has sold a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) which will form part of a solar and energy storage system at an orchard in Victoria. The vanadium energy storage system, which has been sold by AVL’s subsidiary VSUN Energy Pty Ltd, will be installed at Priest Bros orchard in Pakenham, on the edge of the Gippsland region.

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Non-Binding MOU Signed Between AVL and Metrowest for VRFB in Australia

Industry Global News24

There has been a signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding by the Australian Vanadium Ltd with Metrowest Power Systems; the EPC service provider, for pursuing opportunities to set out the technology of vanadium redox flow battery in Australia. The firms are hopeful about pushing forward with greater projects and making a way for the VRFB technology to give a demonstration of its capabilities.

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