Energy Storage News

Another Vanadium redox flow battery to be installed in Australia
PV Magazine - 23 December 2020
VSun Energy is supplying a 5 kW/30 kWh vanadium redox flow battery from Singaporean manufacturer V-Flow Tech that will be installed in the Beverly Caravan Park in Western Australia’s wheatbelt region. Paired with a 6 kW solar system, the vanadium flow battery will be fitted once it arrives in the state in June 2021. Read More

Vanadium redox flow battery integrating CIGS modules
PV Magazine - 21 December 2020
Scientists from Spain's IREC Catalonia Institute for Energy Research and Finland's Aalto University have combined vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) with mini solar modules based on copper, indium, gallium, and selenium (CIGS) tech within a single device, in a bid to take advantage of their high energy density. Read More

Invinity Energy Systems: Why flow batteries are 'a very good fit' for tidal generation
Current - 21 December 2020
In November 2020, Invinity Energy Systems revealed it would be pairing its vanadium flow battery technology with the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) tidal generation on the Orkney Islands. Together, these are to be used to produce continuous green hydrogen, with Invinity’s business development director Ed Porter telling Current± that the nature of tidal – with around four cycles occurring per day – means that it is a "very good fit" with flow batteries. Read More

StorEn Tech Provides First Of Its Kind Vanadium Flow Battery To Australia
Clean Technica - 19 December 2020
Australia has taken another step toward greater use of battery energy storage thanks to a new 30 kWh StorEn vanadium flow battery that was installed for use in a renewable hydrogen plant at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Read More

Vanadium redox flow battery goes online in Spain
PV Magazine - 23 December 2020
Spanish gas and power supplier Naturgy has connected a vanadium redox flow battery to its Vega I and II wind farms in Zamora, eastern Spain. Storage specialist E22, which is a unit of Spanish solar developer GRS (formerly known as Gransolar), supplied the battery. Read More

Scottish Water start installation of new low-carbon project
Energy Global - 16 December 2020
Scottish Water has started work to install a combined solar power and battery storage facility near Perth’s Waste Water Treatment Works at Sleepless Inch on the River Tay, Scotland. It will be one of the first Scottish Water solar projects to include battery storage, in the form of four vanadium flow batteries, capable of storing up to 0.8 MWh of energy. The project is being developed and constructed by Scottish renewable energy solutions specialists, Absolute Solar and Wind, with the batteries supplied by manufactured by Invinity Energy Systems. It is due to go live in 2021. Read More

Invinity Flow Battery Costs Fell 30% Post-Merger, Says Exec
Green Tech Media - 16 December 2020
The U.K.’s RedT Energy and U.S. firm Avalon completed that process in March. The synergies Bushveld identified have played out, and the new firm, Invinity, has been picking up project wins and is now focusing on cutting the cost of its systems and ramping up growth, Invinity CCO Matt Harper said in an interview. Read More

Australian Renewable Energy Agency backs vanadium flow battery project in outback SA
ABC NEWS - 14 December 2020
Technology first discovered at the University of NSW in the 1980s will be "coming home" on an industrial scale, with Australia's Renewable Energy Agency backing construction of the country's first utility-scale vanadium flow battery in outback South Australia. The federal agency has granted the project nearly $6 million, saying the technology could "play a major role" in addressing Australia's need for increased "heavy-duty" energy storage as renewable energy generation increases. Read More

Vanadium flow battery technology put to test in South Australia
PV Magazine - 11 December 2020
Australia’s first utility-scale vanadium flow battery will be built in regional South Australia and will demonstrate the technology’s potential to provide energy and frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) for the national grid. The $20.3 million project, being developed by Yadlamalka Energy near Hawker, will co-locate a 2 MW / 8 MWh vanadium flow battery with a 6 MW solar PV array. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on Friday announced $5.7 million in funding for the project which will connect to the National Electricity Market (NEM) via the Neuroodla electricity substation. Read More

Largo to supply vanadium to clean energy storage co. - 9 December 2020
Largo Resources (TSX: LGO) announced the launch of Largo Clean Energy, a newly formed company in the US state of Delaware whose focus will be on providing long-duration vanadium redox flow battery systems for the renewable energy storage market. The vanadium for the batteries is to come from Largo’s 17,690-hectare Maracás Menchen mine located in the east-central state of Bahia, in Brazil. Read More

Largo vertically integrates in VRFB technology
Mining Journal - 8 December 2020
Largo Resources has formed Largo Clean Energy to provide vanadium redox flow battery systems for the fast-growing global renewable energy storage market through the acquisition of VRFB technology from VionX Energy for US$3.9 million in stock. Largo believes the combination of VionX Energy's VRFB technology with its operational and commercial capabilities, will result in immediate synergies and competitive advantages. The company produces vanadium from its Maracas mine in Brazil. Read More

Bushveld Energy Selects Abengoa for a Solar Power Plant with Vanadium Flow Battery Storage
Energy and Mines - 4 December 2020
Johannesburg-based Bushveld Energy has selected Abengoa, a Spanish multinational company in the infrastructure, energy, and water sectors, for the construction of a hybrid microgrid power plant at the Vametco Alloys mine in South Africa. The plant is an integrated power solution comprising a 3.5 MW solar photovoltaic plant and a battery energy storage system (BESS) that uses Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFBs) of capacity 1 MW/ 4 MWh. The VRFB-BESS system will be supplied by Enerox Holdings Ltd. Read More

Australian Vanadium (ASX:AVL) signs MoU with Singaporean battery producer
The Market Herald - 1 December 2020
Australian Vanadium (AVL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with V-Flow Tech. V-Flow is a Singapore-based manufacturer of vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB) which claim to outperform other flow batteries in terms of round-trip efficiency, energy density and thermal window. The MoU involves the development of vanadium pentoxide offtake arrangements to support global battery sales and the manufacture and supply of vanadium electrolytes for VRFB installations in Australia. Read More

Invinity signs deal for South Australia vanadium flow battery system
Share Cast - 24 November 2020
Vanadium flow battery manufacturer Invinity Energy has signed a contract to deliver an 8 MWh vanadium flow battery (VFB) system, it announced on Tuesday, for a utility-scale solar-plus-storage project to be built in the state of South Australia. The AIM-traded firm said that, by combining the VFB system with a 6 MWp solar photovoltaic array, the project would deliver low-emission, dispatchable solar power to the state’s electricity network, ensuring the grid received solar-generated electricity on demand. Read More

TNG appoints renewable energy specialists to progress vanadium redox flow battery business
Small Caps - 24 November 2020
Australian resource and mineral processing technology company TNG Limited (ASX: TNG) has appointed renewable energy specialists Generators and Off-Grid Energy and juwi Renewable Energy to assist with the progression of its vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) business unit. The deal will be run through TNG’s green energy-focused, wholly-owned subsidiary TNG Energy Pty Ltd. It will see the two companies offer expert advice to TNG for a VRFB study being progressed in parallel with the completion of design, engineering and pre-development planning work for TNG’s flagship Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the Northern Territory. Read More
Interest grows in going with the vanadium flow
PV Magazine - 23 November 2020
VSUN Energy, an organisation formed with the express intent of increasing awareness of the benefits of vanadium-redox flow batteries (VRFB) has taken to selling systems using the technology; its first residential case study came about because equipping a new farmhouse with a VRFB-based standalone power system was cheaper than connecting that rural home to the grid — nevermind the savings that will ensue as the farm lives through its first quarter without receiving a power bill. Read More

Australian Vanadium subsidiary sells first VRFB-based standalone power system
Proactive - 20 November 2020
Australian Vanadium Ltd’s (ASX:AVL) subsidiary VSUN Energy has sold its first vanadium-flow battery-based standalone power system (SPS) to a residential customer in regional Western Australia. The customer selected the vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB), after reviewing a variety of different energy storage technologies and due to its strengths of reliability, depth of discharge, safety and longevity. Read More

Vanadium flow battery installed at Native American-run fire station in Southern California
Solar Power World - 19 November 2020
GRID Alternatives will soon install a vanadium flow battery (VFB) supplied by Invinity Energy Systems at a fire station run by the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians in Southern California. The 500-kWh battery is part of a $1.7 million project including 500 kW of on-site solar that will ensure uninterrupted power and significantly improve energy resiliency for the Soboba Fire Department. Read More

Invinity signs two new vanadium flow battery deals
Share Cast - 19 November 2020
Vanadium flow battery (VFB) manufacturer Invinity Energy Systems has entered into a contract with GRID Alternatives, it announced on Thursday, to deliver a 0.5 MWh VFB to a site in California. The AIM-traded firm said the project, located at a fire station within the Soboba Native American reservation in Southern California, would use an Invinity VS3 vanadium flow battery system, coupled with solar generation, to ensure the availability of uninterrupted power to the site. Read More

Green Hydrogen Scheme Sprouts In Scotland, With Flow Battery
CleanTechnica - 16 November 2020
Scotland is apparently not satisfied with its position in the offshore wind vanguard. The golfer’s paradise has embarked on a new plan to pair tidal power with vanadium flow batteries to produce green hydrogen. What’s up with that? Tidal power has yet to make an impact on the renewable energy scene and nobody is talking about flow energy storage nowadays — well, almost nobody. Read More

Are Vanadium Flow Batteries The Future Of Utility-Scale Energy Storage? November 2020
Earlier this year, the California Energy Commission (CEC) published a $20 million solicitation to fund research projects for the dep00loyment of long-duration energy storage. The objective was to develop a clear understanding of the role that long-duration energy storage (10 hours or greater) can play in helping to meet the state’s mandates to decarbonize the electricity sector by 2045. Lithium-ion batteries were excluded from the solicitation. Read More
QEM Limited (ASX:QEM) Targeting Burgeoning Energy Storage Sector with Julia Creek Project 
Kalkine Media - 6 November 2020
Shale oil and vanadium explorer QEM Limited (ASX:QEM) is methodically progressing its flagship Julia Creek project, which contains one the largest vanadium deposits in the world. Julia Creek is the only oil shale and vanadium combination project globally, enabling significant potential production cost efficiencies and enhanced market opportunities. QEM is committed to delivering innovative energy solutions through the production of vanadium pentoxide and energy fuels. Read More
TNG establishes vanadium redox flow battery business with an eye to rapid green sector advancement
PV Magazine - 5 November 2020
Australian mining and resource technology company TNG Limited has set up a subsidiary, TNG Energy, to run point on the advancement of its green sector ambitions through the use of its high-purity vanadium pentoxide deposit to make vanadium redox flow batteries for off-grid solutions. Read More


TNG Ltd launches vanadium redox flow battery business
Small Caps - 3 November 2020
Strategic metals company TNG Ltd (ASX: TNG) has launched a new vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) business unit as part of the vertical integration strategy for its flagship Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the Northern Territory. The strategy further diversifies the company’s green energy interests and will capitalise on the planned production of high-purity vanadium pentoxide from Mount Peake, where pre-development planning is advanced. Read More

What's on the Energy Storage Market Beside Lithium-ion Batteries? Pt 2
EdTechEx - 21 October 2020
In this second article, a more detailed analysis about the different chemistries will show the main RFB technologies currently available or under development, beginning with the most adopted and investigated Redox Flow Batteries (RFB), the Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFB). Read More
California Community Choice groups seek up to 500MW of long-duration energy storage
Energy Storage News - 19 October 2020
Eight Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) in California have jointly issued a Request for Offers for up to 500MW of long-duration storage that can charge up from the grid and then discharge for between 8-16 hours. The winning project, or projects, would obtain minimum 10-year contracts and would be expected to be completed and online by or before the year 2026. Read More

The case for vanadium storage batteries is picking up speed
The Armchair Trader - 19 October 2020
California’s quest for better energy storage is playing into the hands of companies that have been pursuing specific large scale, industrial energy storage solutions based on vanadium flow battery technology. Unlike smaller lithium-ion batteries, these are designed to store power from clean energy sources on a massive scale. Read More

Solving California’s energy puzzle: Vanadium, artificial intelligence and everything in-between
Energy Storage News - 13 October 2020
A total of 7.8MWh of vanadium flow battery capacity will be deployed, with each site expected to provide between 8-10 hours of storage from systems that have an expected 20-30 year lifetime long enough to match the working lives of the wind and solar generating assets that they will be paired with. Invinity claims this ability to store and discharge over many hours of the day for decades, promises better economics than lithium-ion batteries - if the batteries are being used for energy-shifting applications. Read More

California Energy Commission picks vanadium instead of lithium batteries for major storage project
Power Technology - 7 October 2020
The California Energy Commission has recently selected four energy storage projects incorporating vanadium flow batteries (VFBs) from UK-based operator Invinity Energy Systems for funding as part of an initiative to stimulate long-duration, non-lithium energy storage. Read More

AI technology can predict vanadium flow battery performance and cost
EurekAlert - 28 September 2020
Vanadium flow batteries (VFBs) are promising for stationary large-scale energy storage due to their high safety, long cycle life, and high efficiency. Recently, a research team led by Prof. LI Xianfeng from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences proposed a machine learning-based strategy to predict and optimize the performance and cost of VFBs. Read More

MoU paves way for residential and small-scale VRFB deployment in Australia
Energy Storage Publishing - 23 September 2020
Australian Vanadium (AVL) has signed two memorandum of understandings (MoU) in the past few weeks to supply vanadium redox flow battery makers with material from its planned Gabanintha Project in the US. Read More

Best membrane for vanadium redox flow batteries
PV Magazine - 22 September 2020
A new research paper looks at the membranes used for applications in vanadium redox flow batteries. It outlines various membrane technologies and the obstacles to bringing batteries to mass production. Read More
Australian Vanadium's Vincent Algar details collaboration agreement with CEC VRFB
Proactive - 16 September 2020
Australian Vanadium Ltd's (ASX:AVL) Vincent Algar speaks to Proactive following the news they've signed a collaboration agreement for product development and vanadium pentoxide and electrolyte supply with Chinese residential vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) producer Gui Zhou Collect Energy Century Science and Technology Co Ltd, (trading as CEC VRFB Co. Ltd). Read More

Vanadium redox flow battery for storage of wind and solar power
PV Magazine - 22 September 2020
Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have developed a kilowatt-scale vanadium redox flow battery to store electricity generated by wind and solar projects. The researchers said the system, which is the first of its kind to be manufactured in India, can be directly deployed in industrial-scale stacks for grid-level storage. “The efficacy of the new designs has been verified experimentally,” they said. Read More

IIT-M develops alternatives to conventional Li-ion batteries
Telangana Today - 11 September 2020
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Thursday said its researchers have made significant advances in developing alternatives to conventional lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries for industrial usage.
Such advances are crucial as India is aiming to achieve 40 percent of its total electricity generation from non-fossil fuel sources such as solar and wind by the year 2030, the Institute said.
According to the researchers, the study into vanadium redox flow battery stack development opens up possibilities for the indigenous fabrication of flow battery stacks by MSME units for domestic and grid-level energy storage applications. Read More

Australian Vanadium higher on signing MOU for vanadium offtake with market leader of VRFB energy storage systems
Proactive - 9 September 2020
Australian Vanadium Ltd (ASX:AVL) is higher after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for potential offtake of vanadium products with Enerox GmbH, a global market leader of CellCube vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) energy storage systems. 
The MOU creates a cooperative environment to establish binding agreements for offtake of vanadium pentoxide and vanadium electrolyte from the planned Australian Vanadium Project at Gabanintha to support global sales and services of Enerox’s VRFB product CellCube. Read More

Battery trends: Innovative rent model for vanadium electrolyte
ESI Africa - 7 September 2020
Global flow battery company Invinity Energy Systems, has partnered with integrated vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals, to offer an electrolyte rental option for Invinity’s Vanadium Flow Batteries (VFBs).
Vanadium Electrolyte Rental Limited (VERL) has been formed as a special purpose vehicle (SPV) by Invinity Energy Systems and Bushveld Minerals to give Invinity’s customers the option to rent vanadium electrolyte – a key component in Invinity’s non-degrading energy storage modules – over the life of a project instead of purchasing it upfront. Read More

Bushveld advances electrolyte, solar, mini-grid projects
Mining Weekly - 2 September 2020
Bushveld Energy intends devising self-generation options for all of Bushveld’s existing and future electrical energy needs at its operations.
Current aggregate loads of 21 MW are expected to increase to more than 50 MW after the completion of expansion and refurbishment programmes and this need has the potential of more than 125 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and 180 MWh of battery energy storage systems within the group’s facilities. Read More

Ferro-Alloy Resources electrolyte for vanadium flow batteries
Directors Talk Interviews - 2 September 2020
Ferro-Alloy Resources Limited (LON:FAR), the vanadium mining and processing company with operations based in Southern Kazakhstan, has announced that the Company has developed technology for the production of electrolyte for vanadium flow batteries (“VFBs”).
Ferro-Alloy has developed the technology and applied for a patent for the production of vanadium electrolyte directly from ammonium metavanadate. Vanadium electrolyte is used in the operation of VFBs. Read More

VRB Energy claims to be ‘leading contender’ for massive flow battery projects in China
Energy Storage News - 26 August 2020 
The new CEO at VRB Energy, a maker of vanadium redox flow battery energy storage devices, claims that ongoing improvements to its technologies will allow it to outcompete lithium-ion energy storage in the coming years. VRB Energy has 30MWh of systems deployed worldwide to date, in China, the company said it is in the running to deliver some of the multiple-hundred megawatt-hour flow battery projects planned by the central government. Read More

Flow Batteries: Technology Synergies Will Provide Grid Stabilization
Homer Microgrid News - 24 August 2020
Energy storage technologies appear to be following a trajectory similar to renewable generation. As prices continue to drop and innovative solutions emerge, competition is on the rise and greater efficiencies are created. It’s still early days for the battery market, and a variety of battery technologies are jostling for the leading position. Read More

Russian chemists proposed a new design of flow batteries
EurekAlert - 18 August 2020
Flow batteries can operate with different types of electrolytes. The most common (including those that are installed in China and are being introduced in other countries) utilize vanadium electrolytes, namely solutions of vanadium salts. Exactly on this electrolyte Russian scientists tested their cell design. They sorted out various types of flow fields, varied the electrolyte flow rate and obtained results that on a qualitative level coincide with the best world studies and on a quantitative level even slightly surpass them: the power of tested MEA slightly exceeded the power of similar cells on graphite. Read More

Flow batteries – What can you use them for?
EE World - 18 August 2020
Flow batteries are suited for use in several application areas, including utility-scale energy storage, microgrids, renewables integration, backup power, and remote and off-grid power. Flow batteries are highly scalable, and their power and energy ratings can also be scaled independently. They have very little or no self-discharge current. Read More

European Commission funds research into hybrid VRFB energy storage system
Energy Storage Publishing - 12 August 2020
The European Commission is backing plans by scientists in Russia to develop a hybrid energy storage system combining a vanadium flow battery and supercapacitor. During the next three years, researchers at Moscow’s research institute Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) will work on the HyFlow energy storage system. Read More

Battery Storage Is Delivering Value For Solar Developers And Energy Consumers. But What About Cost?
Forbes - 6 August 2020
“If low electricity prices remain, what will it mean for future the grid and the electricity market?” asks Matt Harper, chief commercial officer for Invinity Energy Systems that makes “flow batteries.” “Battery storage can take advantage of abundant and low-cost power: it consumes excess power during the day and redeploys that electricity during the peak periods when conventional power generation would be turned on.” Read More

Guidehouse: Energy storage to support electric vehicle charging could reach 1,900MW by 2029
Energy Storage News - 4 August 2020 
The EV and storage firm has combined the two technologies at a number of sites, but its most recent is the Oxford Energy Superhub project. This has seen a hybrid 50MW lithium-ion and 2MW vanadium redox flow energy storage system developed by Pivot and Invinity with plans for electric vehicle chargers, including 20 rapids between 50kW and 150kW and 30 fast chargepoints (7kW+). Read More

‘World’s only’ home vanadium battery storage provider Voltstorage nets €6 million funding
Energy Storage News - 31 July 2020 
Voltstorage claims that its recyclable and non-flammable battery systems, which also enable long cycle life of charging and discharging without degradation of components or electrolyte, can become a “highly demanded ecological alternative to the lithium technology”. Its battery system, called Voltstorage SMART, was launched in 2018 and comes with 1.5kW output and 6.2kWh capacity. The company also claims that around 37% less CO2 is emitted in the production of its systems versus comparable lithium-ion storage. Read More

Realising the transition to green energy, through renewables and the vanadium redox flow battery
Energy Storage News - 28 July 2020
While we do acknowledge the challenges faced as a result of COVID-19, we cannot afford to lose sight of the opportunity renewable energy and energy storage solutions, such as the Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) present. The VRFB is a sustainable and scalable energy storage battery that is powered by vanadium electrolyte liquid solution to store and release large amounts of energy over long periods of time. Additionally, the VRFB is able to discharge 100% without any damage to the battery and provides users with a guaranteed uninterrupted power supply. Read More

51MWh vanadium flow battery system ordered for wind farm in northern Japan
Energy Storage News - 20 July 2020
Sumitomo Electric will begin constructing the 17MW / 51MWh vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) system on the island of Hokkaido during this Japanese financial year (JFY), capable of storing energy for three hours and connected to the wind farm. The project will be completed by the end of March 2022. Read More

Shrimp shells to produce electrodes for large storage batteries - 1 July 2020
A project by Spanish researchers and other collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests the use of chitin from shrimp shells to produce electrodes for vanadium flow batteries. The results of the work have recently been published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Read More

UK's Pivot Power sees first battery on line by 2021
Argus Media - 26 June 2020
The Cowley battery will be co-located with a 2MW/5MWh Vanadium flow battery operated by storage firm redT. The batteries will be connected to the transmission network but will also provide power for ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging and heat pumps. It will be a hybrid lithium ion-vanadium flow battery. Read More

The vanadium mines to batteries strategy
Metal Tech News - 17 June 2020
VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. has positioned itself along the entire vanadium-based energy storage supply chain, from Canadian mineral exploration projects that could provide future supplies of this critical metal, to new technology to sustainably produce battery-grade vanadium, and even developing its own brand of vanadium redox flow batteries. Read More

Invinity sells 1.7MWh new flow storage despite Covid
The Energyst - 15 June 2020
Invinity Energy Systems, the vanadium flow storage company created by the merger of Avalon and RedT, says it has signed orders for 1.7MWh of new sales despite Coronavirus disruption. Invinity Energy Systems, the vanadium flow storage company created by the merger of Avalon and RedT, says it has signed orders for 1.7MWh of new sales despite Coronavirus disruption. Read More

Enel to trial battery innovations on Balearics June 2020
The storage systems will use solid-state lithium battery cells and vanadium redox flow technology and will be integrated with the Son Juny and Son Orlandis solar PV plants in Mallorca. Read More

Technology Metals rises on signing MoU with leading vanadium redox flow battery company
Proactive-20 May 2020
The MoU covers establishing a binding V2O5 offtake agreement and a JV to investigate the opportunity to produce vanadium electrolyte and establish a VRFB manufacturing base in Australia. Read More

‘To allow a zero carbon system, the role of energy storage needs to be understood by everybody’
Energy Storage News-12 May 2020
The Energy Storage Digital Series, an online-only conference and webinar series, produced and hosted by the events division of our publisher Solar Media kicked off yesterday. Here are some highlights and key quotes from opening panel discussion: Predicting the energy storage tech of the future. Read More

Saudi-German Project to Develop Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries
Asharq Al-Awsat-7 May 2020
Saudi petrochemical giant SABIC revealed that it has established a joint venture company to build one of the world’s biggest utility-scale battery factories.
SABIC unit Nusaned Investment has teamed up with German SCHMID Group to develop the vanadium redox flow batteries. Read More

A redox flow battery for MW-sized solar-plus-storage
PV Magazine-29 April 2020
Matt Harper, chief commercial officer of newly-merged British-Canadian vanadium redox flow battery business Invinity Energy Systems has spoken to pv magazineabout the VS3-022 Battery Unit it is marketing for grid scale solar-plus-storage projects and why it may be a better bet than lithium-ion. Read More

Ameresco report touts potential, challenges of flow batteries in military microgrid energy storage
Power Engineering-23 April 2020
Flow battery technology in energy storage could eventually replace or compete with diesel generation and lithium ion as part of a microgrid package but needs to improve on load reliability and cost-competitiveness. Read More

Ameresco Completes First Phase of Department of Defense Funded Flow Battery Investigation
Business Wire, Press Releases-22 April 2020
Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced the completion of phase-one of a multi-stage investigation of how flow battery technology could support microgrids with the Department of Defense (DoD). Read More

‘We had certain pieces of the puzzle’: Matt Harper on the merger that led to Invinity Energy Systems
Solar Power Portal-22 April 2020
The story of Avalon and redT has been ongoing throughout both 2019 and 2020, with the two companies announcing a merger in July 2019 that was set to see the companies create a "leading player" in energy storage. The duo then unveiled their rebrand as Invinity Energy Systems last month, with the completion of the merger. Read More

Avalon founder: Flow storage ‘can be much cheaper than lithium’
The Energyst-30 March 2020
Avalon president Matt Harper believes vanadium-based energy storage can be cheaper than lithium. On a whole life basis, he claims it already is.
Harper, who is also Avalon co-founder and chief product officer, says flow storage’s ability to perform multiple roles without degradation is what will ultimately set it apart. Read More

UK deals for vanadium redox flow merger and electric vehicles announced
PV Magazine-17 March 2020
English partners appear to be in demand with a London-based vanadium flow supplier tying up with a U.S. partner just as an automotive design company in Coventry announces plans for electric and hydrogen vehicle production in the West Midlands. Read More

VanadiumCorp GmbH Completes First Battery Order, Contract and Memorandum of Understanding With Ecosource NV
CISION-17 March 2020
VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. is pleased to announce that it's wholly owned subsidiary in Germany, VanadiumCorp GmbH has signed an order and contract for a vanadium redox flow battery system ("VRFB") and a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Ecosource NV ("Ecosource") a Cordeel Group NV company. Both companies plan to jointly manufacture VRFBs and share a vision to develop integrated clean energy solutions. Read More

More efficient solar power generation with two-sided tracking systems
Digi-Key-16 March 2020
Deline and his team also paired the PV array with two Avalon Battery vanadium redox flow batteries. The batteries store energy generated during the day and make it available for use during higher evening demand. Read More

Energy storage merger to drive vanadium flow battery market
Smart Energy-17 March 2020
UK-based redT energy and US-based Avalon Battery Corporation have announced that they will merge, subject to shareholder approval, to become a global leader in vanadium flow batteries.
They aim to become key competitors to existing lithium-ion technology in the rapidly growing global energy storage market. Read More

To Invinity and beyond: RedT and Avalon merger set to complete
The Energyst-16 March 2020
Vanadium redox flow storage companies RedT and Avalon have agreed to complete their merger, subject to shareholder consent. The combined business will be called Invinity Energy Systems. Read More

RedT Energy gets green light to start work on Oxford battery storage project
StockMarketWire-9 March 2020
Energy storage company RedT Energy said it had received a go-ahead from EDF Renewables to start work on the the Energy Superhub Oxford project. RedT said manufacturing of 5MWh of vanadium redox flow batteries for the project could now commence.