REDT has been successful in installing a demonstration flow battery system in Evora, Portugal which has a 5kW rated power with 12 hours (60kWh) storage capacity.
The project aims to develop control strategies to store energy in Building Integrated PV (BIPV) installations.
The University of Evora is the principal partner and host for the system, which has been installed in a building on the university's agriculture and animal husbandry campus in Valverde, just outside Evora.
The system will provide stored solar power to the facility there.
The European Commission chose REDT to build and provide its new flow battery system for this PVCROPS project, which is administered out of the Polytechnica University of Madrid and is included in the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
Chief Executive Officer Camco and Executive Chairman REDT, Scott McGregor, said: "The European Commission selected REDT's technology as the energy storage system of choice due to its very long lifespan, low total cost of ownership (TCO), environmental attributes and reliability. Reliable and cost effective energy storage for solar PV applications is critical to the full integration of solar renewables as a stable source of energy. Demand for renewable energy storage is poised to take off, as electricity costs are reaching an all-time high. With electricity retail prices approaching 20-30?cts/kWh in Germany, Italy, and Spain, and with PV/Storage systems reaching grid parity, these markets are becoming increasingly attractive for energy storage. The market for Energy Storage systems is forecast to reach ?15 billion by 2020."