Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability: TechConnect Briefs 2015Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability TechConnect Briefs 2015

Energy Storage Chapter 1

Redox Flow Batteries for Grid and Microgrid Applications

B. Berland, A. Colclasure, D. Eldridge
ITN Energy Systems Inc., United States

pp. 13 - 16

Keywords: redox flow battery, energy storage, renewable energy

ITN’s innovative Redox Flow Battery (RFB) combines advanced materials engineering with stack design breakthroughs to provide the high-power, low-cost energy storage solution that grid-based and off-grid power suppliers have been looking for. ITN’s RFB provides higher power capability in a smaller space while using more economical materials to bring the marketplace an affordable and scalable battery to offset the fluctuations found in renewable energy generation (ie, wind and solar). By combining this low-cost battery with renewable sources, grids, microgrids, and standalone power generators can deliver consistent and reliable power by using the battery to compensate for the intermittent nature of the renewable resource.