Microgrids are electricity systems that can operate independent of the large-scale grid, while off-grid installations are fully isolated electricity systems in remote regions. Most often, only diesel generators make it possible to deliver a continuous power supply within these small autonomous networks. While in larger electricity systems the intermittency of overall power generation is partly compensated for by the a greater number of different producers, decarbonized microgrids, often rely on one single photovoltaic farm. So, fail-safe electricity time-shifting provided by battery storage systems are even more important within these small-scale isolated grids.
The organic redox flow batteries from CMBlu enable the decarbonization of autonomous energy systems separately from the backbone of a higher-level grid. This is because flow batteries are independently scalable in terms of power and capacity. This means their charging and discharging cycles can last up to a day, while still keeping costs low. Our organic electrolytes can be replenished and potentially deliver unlimited cycles, making organic redox flow batteries a sustainable, long-lasting and low-maintenance solution. Extremely safe operation is guaranteed by their aqueous electrolyte solutions, meaning none of the “thermal runaway” and fires associated with lithium-ion systems. And due to their modular construction, maintenance, refurbishment and also retrofitting can also be performed in a very flexible manner.