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”.
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.