Invinity Energy Systems (AIM:IES), manufacturer of vanadium flow batteries (VFBs) for the large-scale energy storage requirements of businesses, industry and electricity networks, has signed a contract to deliver an 8 MWh Vanadium Flow Battery (“VFB”) system for a utility-scale solar-plus-storage project to be built in South Australia.
By combining the VFB system with a 6 MWp solar PV array, the project will deliver low- emission, dispatchable solar power to South Australia’s electricity network, ensuring the grid receives solar-generated electricity on demand.
The fully-funded project will be developed and operated by Yadlamalka Energy Pty Ltd. and is expected to be delivered during H2 2021, subject to planning permission. The Invinity system will comprise 41 Invinity VS3 flow batteries and has an anticipated revenue contribution of approximately £6.7m to the Group, which relates to the Invinity batteries, ancillary components and associated services. The overall project cost is projected at approximately $20m AUD.
The Group is now due a deposit, following receipt of which Invinity will commence manufacturing in H1 2021.
Further updates and details on the project will be provided in due course.
Larry Zulch, Chief Executive Officer at Invinity said:
“This project, Invinity’s largest to date, is the fourth significant deal to close in three weeks. It is clear that momentum is building for the adoption of Invinity’s technology as shown by projects with multiple credible partners and our growing sales pipeline. We are now consistently seeing vanadium flow batteries recognised as a robust, reliable and proven way of making renewable energy truly dispatchable at grid scale.”
“We’re engaging with a great deal of activity in the UK, North America and now Australia. Time and again, Australia has shown leadership in the adoption of game-changing energy technologies, and Yadlamalka Energy’s vision for this project is right in line with that impressive history.”
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