Redflow supplies 60kW battery for Knox City Council

Redflow CEO Tim Harris standing in front of batteries (battery microgrid)
Redflow CEO Tim Harris

Zinc bromine flow battery company Redflow has supplied an energy storage system for Knox City Council’s regional netball centre at Ferntree Gully, in Melbourne’s outer east.

This is the third energy storage solution project that Redflow has supplied to Knox City Council in five years.

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Redflow CEO and managing director Tim Harris said, “I am proud of the impact our technology has delivered for Knox City Council in support of their sustainability goals. I am excited to see our ZBM batteries at a third site, proof of the benefits our technology provides and the strong relationship we have built.

“Other councils around Australia can learn much from the Knox City Council experience and see the impact that specific renewable projects can have on their sustainability commitments and the benefits they deliver to the local community,” Harris said.

Knox City Council is committed to delivering energy efficient buildings as a core part of their Climate Response Plan. After the successful delivery of the award-winning Wantirna South and Bayswater Child Care Centres, where three quarters of their energy costs were reduced through energy savings initiatives including solar power and energy storage, the Knox Regional Netball Centre is expected to deliver the same results.

The Knox City Council is a national leader its sustainability commitments and is taking real actions to deliver on their emission reductions goal. The council’s Climate Response Plan sets out a clear pathway to a net zero emissions by 2030 with clear targets and measurable actions on how this will be achieved in partnership with the Knox community. 

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In conjunction with Redflow integrator Seven20 Electrical, the first 12kW Deye 3 phase hybrid inverters, photovoltaic solar panels and six Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries were installed in the Knox Regional Netball Centre. 

The Knox Children and Family Centres at Wantirna South and Bayswater were opened in 2019, each centre includes 100kW peak of photovoltaic solar panels and 18 Redflow ZBM2 batteries, storing 180kWh of energy.

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