Brisbane-based battery storage company Redflow looks set to launch its “plug and play” home battery storage unit as next month, ahead of the first residential installations of the product in June.
The ASX-listed Redflow, whose unique zinc bromine flow battery technology has previously targeted the commercial market, as well as off-grid mining applications, said on Wednesday that it planned to launch its entry into the residential energy storage space at the end of March 2016.
Redflow said the company was already seeing “substantial interest” in the home battery units from its shareholders, who would be offered a discount during the initial phase of the launch process, to boost early sales.
The company said it was also working with various installer partners to set up some initial ‘exemplar’ residential installations in a number of different settings.
“Based on the expected timetable for resuming battery manufacture with Flex, we are expecting the first residential customer system installations featuring …to occur from June 2016,” the release said.
The company said it also intended to deliver technology to complement the home batteries, including the Redflow Battery Management System (BMS).
This would allow an installer with nothing more than a web browser to achieve commissioning, configuration, and interface of a Redflow battery with multiple readily available inverter/charger electronics systems on the market today, it said.
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