31 Mar '17, 9am

ViZn Energy Systems Selected to Provide Commercial-Scale Flow Battery in Central America

ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for utility, commercial and industrial (C&I), and microgrid applications, has been selected to provide a 200kW (four hour) flow battery in Central America. The versatile zinc-iron redox battery from ViZn is being combined with an 800kWp solar array that will enable the Rancho Santana resort to take advantage of multiple behind-the-meter services, giving an estimated payback on the system of six and a half years. “Electricity in Nicaragua is amongst the most expensive in Latin America and many C&I customers there are on a grid tariff with a peak rate between 6pm and 10pm when the energy usage spikes,” said Ron Van Dell, President and CEO of ViZn Energy Systems. “There is also no net metering for excess solar electricity, so our four-hour battery is a strong match for the market because it enables ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/45608/vizn-energ...

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