Redflow in new battery manufacturing deal

Australian battery storage developer Redflow has appointed Flextronics as its manufacturing partner.

As RenewEconomy reports, manufacturing is expected to start later this year. The Brisbane-based company has already confirmed Emerson and Raytheon as customers and hopes to announce more soon.

“The Redflow ZBM battery will be the first flow battery globally to enter large scale production and several are currently being integrated into prototype energy storage systems with large system integrators,” CEO Stuart Smith said in a statement.

“This agreement will allow the ramp up of volume production to meet targeted sales over the next 12 months, and will see the Redflow ZBM module being manufactured by a significant global manufacturer with a history of manufacturing excellence.”

Redflow’s flow battery is not affected by some of the problems that other battery chargers, such as as lead acid and lithium-ion, experience.

According to the company, the daily deep charge and discharge capability makes it ideal for storage and shifting of intermittent renewable energy, and managing peak load or supporting off-grid systems.

Flextronics is one of the world’s largest end-to-end supply chain solutions companies, with facilities in over 30 countries and annual revenues of nearly $25 billion.