If you need to store 40kWh or more of energy then our batteries could be what you need.
As demand for renewable energy continues to grow with our need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and power costs to consumers all over the world, so does demand for products which can help control the flow of this energy and make it more efficient.
Energy storage technologies need to be part of the design. Renewable energy is, by nature, inconsistent. However, it’s imperative that energy is available for consumption 24 hours per day. Consumers relying on renewable energy face a challenge in how to store and regulate the flow of that energy.
Battery storage is now a popular solution for this problem.
VSUN offers customers a series of products and services centred around the generation and storage of renewable energy. Contact us today to find out how we can help you solve your energy storage problem. We can help you make the world a better, more energy efficient place for the future. Contact us here at VSUN to find out more.
Batteries using vanadium as the primary element are becoming a preferred option within the energy storage technology market for those seeking high power, multi-hour, very high cycle solutions. A number of global companies, such as Schmid Energy Solutions, Gildemeister, Imergy and Rongke Power are involved in rapidly commercialising the technology, which was originally developed at the UNSW in the 1980’s.
Fields of application include:
VRFBs employ vanadium ions in different oxidation states to store chemical potential energy. To make the batteries, vanadium pentoxide (V₂O₅) as a raw source is processed into an electrolyte (solution). The battery’s storage capacity can be expanded simply by adding more electrolyte storage tanks, which hold the electrical charge for later use. They can also be left completely discharged for long periods with no ill effects. The battery can be charged and discharged at the same time, and has the additional ability to cycle often and deeply, differentiating it from its solid state (Li) based cousins.
Vanadium batteries are forecast to account for around 30 per cent of the
future capacity growth over the next few years – equating to a capacity of 62 Gwh.
Australia is very reliant on scarce natural and non-renewable resources to sustain its society. The increasing use of renewable energy in everyday lives represents a “shift” towards more energy efficient behaviour by individuals, businesses, utilities and governments. Storage technologies such as Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries represent an opportunity to participate in this shift, while improving the “bottom line”. Storage assets must be long term and durable, able to survive and perform over the lifetime of the business. VRFB’s are one of only a few currently available technologies that can meet that criteria.
Peak Shifting: storing renewable energy for use when peak electricity prices apply and direct renewable energy is not available (such as during the night).
If your energy storage needs fit into any of these categories and you would like to explore a specific solution with our consultants, please contact us.