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Category: Simon Hackett

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Redflow says will compete with lithium, lead batteries on cost

Redflow says will compete with lithium, lead batteries on cost

Redflow says zinc bromine flow batteries will be cost-competitive with lithium-ion and lead acid rivals, with more cost reductions to come.

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Redflow's Hackett: Why batteries will not cause mass defection from grid

Redflow’s Hackett: Why batteries will not cause mass defection from grid

While cutting the power cord sounds good in theory, in practice consumers gain many more advantages from staying connected to the grid.

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Redflow uses IT smarts to push case for Australian made battery storage

Redflow uses IT smarts to push case for Australian made battery storage

Brisbane-based energy storage company, Redflow, is determined to mark Australia’s place in the next disruptive energy technology: battery storage.

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Musk launches Tesla Model X - bio-weapon defence button comes standard

Musk launches Tesla Model X – bio-weapon defence button comes standard

Elon Musk launches Tesla Model X, branding it the safest SUV on the market. It even comes with a bioweapon defence button. No, really.

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NSW slashes solar tariffs to push households into battery storage

NSW slashes solar tariffs to push households into battery storage

NSW pricing regulator slashes feed in tariffs for solar households in an apparent bid to encourage consumers to install battery storage. The cut was justified by the fall in wholesale prices – caused ironically by the proliferation of rooftop solar.

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Redflow's Hackett: Battery storage as common as broadband within 10 years

Redflow’s Hackett: Battery storage as common as broadband within 10 years

Redflow chairman Simon Hackett says the market for battery storage is “running hot” and predicts they will be as common place as broadband within a decade. His goal is to deliver software to make flow batteries easy to use. And if utilities try to fight this with higher tariffs, it will simply drive more installation.

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Redflow to offer 'plug and play' home battery storage, after cutting costs by 50%

Redflow to offer ‘plug and play’ home battery storage, after cutting costs by 50%

Redflow says it has cut costs of its zinc bromide flow batteries by 50%, will have ‘plug n play’ storage for homes by early 2016.

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Qld battery tech company raises $3.7m, attracts 'guru' investors

Qld battery tech company raises $3.7m, attracts ‘guru’ investors

Queensland’s Nano-Nouvelle attracts $3.7m in funding for new technology that allows batteries to charge faster and last longer.

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Are battery storage costs already beating retail energy tariffs?

Battery storage is already economic in some parts of the grid. That may also be the case for household and business consumers in Australia’s towns and cities.

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Wotif founder Graeme Wood takes stake in battery storage developer Redflow

Wotif founder Graeme Wood takes stake in battery storage developer Redflow

Graeme Wood joins Simon Hackett as major shareholder in battery storage developer Redflow, hails market-based technology not held back by anti-renewables brigade in Canberra.

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Redflow seeks $17 million funds as batteries near grid parity

Redflow seeks $17 million funds as batteries near grid parity

Battery storage developer RedFlow hopes to raise $17m in new round of fundraising to fast-track commercialisation of its latest zinc bromide range.