Reflex Flow Battery at Farm ACW
This project will entail the deployment of a 1.5 MWDC/5.8 MWhDC Advanced Vanadium Redox Flow Battery, and the other elements to create an Energy Storage System (ESS) at Farm ACWs farm.
This project was terminated 1/5/2022.
This project will entail the deployment of an advanced vanadium redox flow battery, and the other elements to create a 1MW and 4MWh AC Energy Storage System (ESS) at US Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The project will prove the scalability, the integration requirements, the reliability and the bankability of UET's newest high-performing ReFlex battery product. The 1MW and 4MWh system will consist of roughly 109 ReFlex modules connected in 8 DC strings. The system will deliver critical operational flexibility for the Camp Pendleton microgrid to incorporate maximum use of onsite variable renewable generation and optimize the use of dispatchable generators when needed. For SDG&E, the system will provide voltage support at a remote feeder. It will also provide the benefit to SDG&E of a net solar energy time shift to the later peak hours.
The advanced vanadium flow battery system's unlimited cycle life and 20-year calendar life promises much lower total cost of ownership for future energy storage applications that require high cycling.
The advanced vanadium flow battery system's provides increased safety because the system is non-flammable. This is in sharp contrast to other battery technologies that are highly flammable.