Redflowâ€™s flow batteries have been funded and approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for a large-scale solar and storage project, which will provide power for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.
The 20 MWh system will be one of the â€œlargest zinc-based battery projects in the worldâ€, Redflow said, and will represent the companyâ€™s largest single sale and deployment of batteries globally to date.
With this project, Redflow joins a small number of commercially proven non-lithium storage providers that the CEC is funding, as it looks to compile a robust portfolio of long-duration energy storage projects. The projects represent a key step to help address an estimated 45-55 GW of long-duration energy storage required in California by 2045 to support grid reliability and the stateâ€™s clean energy transition targets.
The project will be funded by the CECâ€™s US$140 million long-duration energy storage grant program focused on enabling commercially proven non-lithium energy storage technologies to scale.