Simon Hackett named CEO of Redflow, adding to roles as chairman and biggest shareholder – ahead of first delivery of ZCell residential batteries.
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Redflow boss says battery storage market is still in “early adopter” phase but is “going mad”. He and others are reporting larger than expected demand, and predicts that 2016 will be the “inflexion” point for the market, thanks to Tesla and the art of the dinner table conversation.
Simon Hackett takes delivery of 660kWh Redflow battery system at his Adelaide headquarters, giving company four days of power, and solar charging for his Tesla.
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Redflow chairman Simon Hackett on why his flow battery is better than Tesla and other competitors. And his views on the early adopters, cost profile and future of the grid and electric vehicles.
Buyers of Redflow’s ZCell battery storage product launched on Wednesday won’t get much change from $20,000 for the 10kWh device. But Simon Hackett says Redflow will match Tesla and other high profile brands on price per kWh and on performance.
Redflow has established a battery lab in Kent Town Adelaide, to support the imminent launch of its residential zinc bromine flow battery, and to ensure it works with a range of inverters.
Simon Hackett to tip in up to $3m for launch of zinc bromine battery storage product, although some technical issues still to be resolved.
Redflow says zinc bromine flow batteries will be cost-competitive with lithium-ion and lead acid rivals, with more cost reductions to come.
While cutting the power cord sounds good in theory, in practice consumers gain many more advantages from staying connected to the grid.
Brisbane-based energy storage company, Redflow, is determined to mark Australia’s place in the next disruptive energy technology: battery storage.