Another Vanadium redox flow battery to be installed in WA as market interest grows

PV Magazine Australia

A vanadium redox flow battery will be installed at a Western Australian caravan park in the new year. Supplied by VSun Energy, the installation is advances their parent company’s vanadium endeavours.

A 5kW/30kWh vanadium redox flow battery has been ordered from the Singaporean manufacturer V-Flow Tech and will be installed in the Beverly Caravan Park in WA’s wheatbelt region. Paired with a 6 kW of solar system, the vanadium flow battery will be fitted once it arrives in state in June 2021.

The system was commissioned by the Shire of Beverley council, who own the caravan park and are looking to extend its powered sites. VSun Energy’s Business Development Manager, Samantha McGahan, told pv magazine Australia the company was approached by the council, who wanted to use a vanadium flow battery because it is non-flammable and has longer duration.

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MoU signals strong growth opportunities for the Australian VRFB market

Energy Storage Publishing

Australian Vanadium has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Singapore based vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) manufacturer, V-Flow Tech.

The MoU includes potential formal agreements in relation to sales, service and maintenance of V-Flow’s VRFBs in Australia, vanadium pentoxide off take arrangements, vanadium electrolyte manufacture and supply in Australia.

The MoU is for a term of two years with an option to renew for a further 12 months.

V-Flow’s small VRFB is now available via Australian Vanadium’s 100% owned subsidiary VSUN Energy to small commercial and residential market sectors in Australia.

Dr Avishek Kumar, CEO of V-Flow said: “Australia has great potential for small to mid-size batteries for household and remote microgrid application.”

V-Flow’s technology can operate between -10°C to +55°C without active cooling. The batteries have a lifespan of 25 years, with a stable performance guarantee.

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