VSUN eyes vanadium batteries as EV charging stations

The West Australian

A subsidiary of Australian Vanadium has completed the first phase of a trial of battery technology that could deliver a network of green charging stations for electric vehicles.

VSUN Energy is using small solar-powered vanadium redox flow batteries as EV charging stations that can be set up anywhere in Australia.

The 5-30 kilowatt-hour units can handle all the requirements of EV charging but can also be scaled to suit domestic use and large grid-scale industrial and agricultural purposes.

VSUN Energy’s business development manager Zamien Sumich described vanadium redox flow batteries as the “missing piece of the renewable energy jigsaw”.

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WA nickel mine taps vanadium flow battery to go 100 per cent renewable

One Step Off the Grid

A nickel, copper and cobalt mine in Western Australia’s Fraser Range will shift its power supply from diesel gen-sets to a hybrid clean energy system backed by a vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB), a mix that it hopes will take the mine’s operations to 100% renewables for most of the time.

ASX-listed Australian Vanadium Limited announced the plans on Thursday, as part of a deal with ASX100 listed miner IGO Limited, which owns the Nova Nickel Operation, north of Esperance, near Western Australia’s south coast.

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