MD Vincent Algar and Electrician Lee Bourke alongside 5kW/30kWh VRFBs. Source: Australian Vanadium.
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  • Australian Vanadium (AVL) subsidiary VSUN Energy will build a vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) for trial usage at Water Corporation’s innovation hub in Western Australia
  • The VRFB will be tested on a transportable water purification unit, supplying 100 per cent renewable power to the system through a solar PV and VRFB standalone power system
  • VSUN Energy will collaborate with Water Corporation to test, gather data, and give appropriate solutions for potential future use cases for VRFBs
  • Water Corporation will get the battery free of charge for the period of the trial, with the option to purchase at Water Corporation’s choice
  • Shres in AVL are sitting at 2.8 cents

Australian Vanadium (AVL) has announced that its subsidiary VSUN Energy will build a 5kW/30kWh vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) for trial usage at Water Corporation’s innovation hub in Shenton Park, Western Australia.

The VRFB will first be tested on a transportable water purification unit, supplying 100 per cent renewable power to the system through a solar PV and VRFB standalone power system (SPS).

Water Corporation is owned by the Western Australian Government and is the state’s primary provider of water, wastewater, drainage, and bulk irrigation services.

VSUN Energy will collaborate with Water Corporation to test, gather data, and give appropriate solutions for potential future use cases for VRFBs across Water Corporation’s activities.

Of particular interest, according to AVL, are remote pumping applications and for supplying power to remote off-grid energy loads, currently powered by diesel generators.

Water Corporation will get the battery free of charge for the period of the trial, with the option to purchase at Water Corporation’s choice.

VSUN Energy is a wholly-owned company of Australian Vanadium Limited that is dedicated to the growth of the renewable energy and VRFB markets in Australia.

AVL is constructing a mining and processing plant near Meekatharra in mid-west Western Australia to reportedly generate five per cent of the world’s new supply of vanadium pentoxide, a vital element in the high-strength low alloy (HSLA) steel and VRFB systems.

Shares in AVL last traded at 2.8 cents on December 24.

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