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RedT puts on stream 1-MWh hybrid battery system in Australia

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RedT puts on stream 1-MWh hybrid battery system in Australia


November 20 (Solar) – UK energy storage firm redT energy Plc (LON:RED) announced on Monday that a 1-MWh hybrid energy storage system it built in Melbourne, Australia is now operational.

Located at Monash University, the vanadium flow/lithium-ion hybrid behind-the-meter energy storage system is the first of its kind to be commissioned worldwide, the announcement says. It includes 900 kWh (12 tank units) of vanadium flow machine technology, and a 120-kW C1-rated lithium battery, installed on the roof of a campus in Clayton, Victoria.

redT's solution stores and dispatches energy from multiple sources, including 1 MW of solar panels that are part of a wider microgrid.

"By utilising the complementary strengths of two storage technologies, the hybrid system will act as a flexible platform, integrating with building management systems and EV [electric vehivle] charging stations whilst enabling cutting-edge 'peer-to-pool' energy trading," redT said.

The project supports the University's Net Zero Initiative project, targeting net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

According to industry consultants Delta-ee, the Australian energy storage market’s would be worth some AUS 30 billion (USD 21.8bn/EUR 19.1bn) by 2030. Almost 400 MWh of energy storage projects are scheduled for installation in behind-the-meter Commercial & Industrial (C&I) applications throughout the country by 2022


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