Storage developer Invinity Energy Systems is to deploy the first prototype of its next-generation flow battery at a site in British Columbia, Canada, early next year. The project has been funded in part by a CAN$0.5m award from the BC Centre for Innovation & Clean Energy (CICE).
The backing will support the manufacture and deployment of a 1.2MWh prototype of Invinity’s next-generation vanadium flow battery (VFB), code-named Mistral, at a site near Invinity’s engineering and operations centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. Expected to be operational in H1 2024, this will be the first Mistral product deployed as a pilot in the field, the company said. The prototype will be tested against a commercial use case with the intention of demonstrating performance of the newly-developed product as a customer facing, fully-integrated energy storage system. Further details of this project are expected to be announced before the end of this year.
Credits: renews.biz [Image: Invinity]