There are various technologies available in today’s market.
These batteries all have various attributes. We consider the customer's requirements against the pro’s and con’s on each solution.
One example of Battery Storage is the Z Cell made by Redflow.
How does a Z Cell work?
ZCell is a flow battery, a new type of energy storage system without the overhead or degradation problems that can impact the performance of legacy battery types such as lithium-based or lead acid.
ZCell contains about 100 litres of a water-based zinc bromide salt solution circulating in two separate hydraulic circuits. In short, energy is stored by moving zinc around inside the battery.
When charging, zinc is extracted from the zinc bromide solution and stored in a plastic membrane.
During discharge, zinc is released back to the solution. With ZCell, there is no degradation to the battery when the zinc is removed from the plastic membrane at the end of each cycle, giving it a sustained, long-life energy storage capacity.
Benefits of Z Cell: