USTDA gives grant for South African VRFB storage demo

Date: Aug 24, 2018

August 23 (Renewables Now) – The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) yesterday announced a grant for an energy storage demonstration project in South Africa relying on the vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) technology of Washington-based firm UniEnergy Technologies LLC.

The grant has been awarded to Bushveld Energy, which is working on the project together with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC). The pilot aims to show how the battery can cut energy costs for commercial and industrial operations, eliminate the need to burn diesel and other fossil fuels for peaking power, boost the capacity of the South African grid to integrate renewables, and enhance the operating efficiently of existing baseload plants.

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