Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, Thomas Maschmeyer highlights the need to diversify battery technology.
Desalination trailer, powered by Gelion Endure
Our tech team recently took our newly minted desalination trailer out for a run, turning the salty seas of Sydney Harbour into clear, fresh water.
The fully mobile trailer is powered by 16 Endure batteries with a 2400 Watt array of solar panels. This operational trailer can produce 110 litres of clean water an hour from brackish water sources, such as stagnant bores, This can then be pumped to where fresh water is needed, such as cattle troughs, home or market gardens beds.
The results were good enough to drink.
This small field demonstration was a great example of how our batteries work alongside solar panels to put renewable energy to work, solving real-world challenges.
We will soon be taking the Gelion desalination trailer out for an extended trial and will report back on how we fare.
The Australian reports on Gelion plans to meet soaring energy sector demand.
Gelion’s zinc-bromide battery will undergo commercial tests at Acciona Energía’s 1.2MW Montes del Cierzo testing field.