Brisbane-based battery manufacturer, Redflow, will launch its residential energy storage offering in late March 2016.
Following the completion of a successful end user trial in Africa, Redflow chief executive, Stuart Smith, said the trial had met the objective of delivering reliable power in a unreliable energy grid environment.
The company also said it expects its residential offering to be applicable for international markets.
“After the success of this trial, done in conjunction with our integrator in Africa, Specialised Solar Systems (SSS), the customer has confirmed its intention to move to a full commercial roll out at the trial site, with similar systems expected to be rolled out as many as seven other sites,” Smith said.
He said the full commercial roll out for the trial site is expected to require between 50 and 150 batteries in total, depending on the load requirement at each site.
“Redflow has already received an order from SSS for 12 batteries to be used in a commercial installation in Africa, separate to that mentioned above. In addition, we continue to receive smaller commercial orders for our batteries,” he added.
Redflow executive chairman, Simon Hackett, said Redflows’ goal is to deliver a battery that can be deployed rapidly on site with simple system integration.
“To support the retail delivery of energy systems using our batteries, we are already working with installer partners to deploy initial ‘exemplar residential installations in a variety of settings,” he said.
“Product information at the launch will include pictures of the new Redflow external battery enclosure and its use in a residential context, performance specifications and system pricing examples.”