Australian first for AVL subsidiary as 100% renewable energy stored in vanadium battery used to charge Tesla EV.
VSUN Energy has undertaken a successful test of an electric vehicle battery charge using renewable energy provided via a vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB).
The test involved the use of a 5kW-30kWh VRFB powered solely by solar energy. The project opens the way for vanadium battery based standalone electric vehicle (EV) charging stations anywhere in Australia.
VSUN Energy partnered with EV charging hardware and software provider Gemtek Group for the test. Gemtek Group commercial manager Florian Popp said that Gemtek has tested a wide variety of power systems with their EV charging technologies, “Developing expertise in integrated renewable energy EV charging solutions to suit Australian requirements for mining, agricultural and regional applications has been a key focus for Gemtek,” he said. “The VSUN Energy storage system’s unique capabilities and operating life provide a substantial advantage in high temperature and remote environments”.