SPARTON RESOURCES INC. - VRB Energy Solutions Inc. Announces Commissioning of New Flow Battery System in Hebei, China
TORONTO, June 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sparton Resources Inc. (TSXV: SRI) ("Sparton" or the "Company") is pleased to announce
that VRB Energy Solutions Inc. (“VRB”) announced via Twitter on June 2, 2020, the commissioning of a 5 kW (4 hour) vanadium redox battery, as part of a 10 kW photo-voltaic plus energy
storage system (“ESS”) pilot demonstration project with Hesteel Group Company Limited (“Hesteel”), the largest steel and vanadium supplier in China. This solar-shifting
pilot project is just the first step toward widespread deployment of the technology.
The system will provide clean energy to support the Hesteel’s plant lighting system through a local smart-grid connection.
Located in Chengde City, Hebei Province, in the Vanadium and Titanium Industrial Park developed by Hesteel Group, this photovoltaic-vanadium energy storage demonstration project was jointly developed by VRB and Hesteel.
The final commissioning has been completed and the system successfully put into operation. The project includes 10kW photovoltaic power generation and 5kW/20kWh all-vanadium flow battery energy storage system. It provides power support for the plant lighting system through intelligent connection to the park grid and plays the role of peak shaving and on demand power, thereby improving the park's clean energy utilization efficiency and reducing overall fossil energy consumption. The system is contributing to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area clean energy initiative program.
This photovoltaic-vanadium energy storage demonstration project is the first vanadium battery energy storage demonstration project in Chengde City (Population 3.5 million).
The installation is the result of cooperation between two world-leading enterprises in the industries of all-vanadium flow energy storage batteries (VRB) and vanadium material manufacturing (Hesteel). The combination of the technology and resource advantages of the two companies will help to promote the efficient and comprehensive utilization of Hesteel’s Chengde vanadium production and resources.
The utilization of VRB’s advanced all-vanadium flow battery energy storage technology, will promote the establishment of this technology, and is expected to lead to the rapid deployment of new systems. It is designed to transform the current energy structure into increased use of renewables and storage. This first installation is expected to be a model for the implementation of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development of a national clean energy strategy.