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Is “rent-an-electrolyte” the new solution for VRFB?

Posted on - 08 Mar 2019

Category - News & Views

The increase in vanadium prices is one of the factors which could destabilise the expected rapid takeup in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries, but a US company may have found the solution. gtm reports that Sandbar Solar in Santa Cruz bought a vanadium flow battery system from Avalon Battery as part of an off-grid microgrid installation and was able to rent vanadium from an unidentified supplier under a 10-year rental contract with an option to extend. In Europe, redT has also reportedly employed a vanadium rental model for multi-MWh grid storage projects in the US and Germany. It uses a 20-year...

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