September 6 (SeeNews) - Energy storage technology company redT energy plc (LON:RED) today said its 15-kW-240-kWh energy storage machines have completed pre-testing at the Power Networks Demonstration Centre ("PNDC") in Cumbernauld, Scotland.
The testing was carried out by UK utility SSE plc (LON:SSE) and was designed to show whether the units can be safely deployed on the Isle of Gigha. redT announced the arrival of two of its 15-kW-240-kWh energy storage systems at the PNDC in June.
The company said it will now begin the process of installing and commissioning a 1.68-MWh system on the island that will be used to manage grid constraints associated with four community-owned wind turbines. After on-site testing, the system will be fully commissioned on the island's grid.
redT says these are the first contract manufactured, containerised, large-scale vanadium flow machines that have been deployed globally. It adds that the technology will not degrade like conventional batteries and will last the lifetime of a wind or solar farm.