Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Australian battery company Redflow Ltd today announced that its new ZCell battery is compatible with the SP PRO battery inverter from Melbourne-based electronics manufacturer Selectronic Australia.
ZCell is a 10 kilowatt hour (kWh) zinc-bromine flow battery that can ‘timeshift’ solar power from day to night, store off-peak power for peak demand periods and support off-grid systems. Redflow last month announced its first ZCell installers, providing national coverage for quoting and installing ZCell-based energy storage systems.
Redflow undertook extensive testing of the Selectronic SP PRO battery inverter at its Adelaide battery integration and testing lab to ensure it works with ZCell, a process simplified by the purpose-built ZCell battery management system (BMS).
Selectronic is a 52-year-old Australian company that designs and manufactures battery inverters which are sold in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. The SP PRO is a smart multi-mode inverter that suits both off-grid and solar hybrid (grid-connect) installations for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Selectronic CEO Rod Scott welcomed the news of the SP PRO compatibility with ZCell. “ZCell is a unique battery from a capacity point of view, recycling and longevity,” he said. ‘We see a good fit between our reliable long-lasting battery inverters and ZCell.”
Redflow CEO Simon Hackett said Selectronic was a very popular battery inverter among its installers. “The SP PRO is a wonderfully flexible inverter that can be configured to fit any energy storage requirement, whether on or off-grid, across residential or commercial applications,” he said. “Selectronic is a much loved product in the Australian energy storage industry and we are delighted to certify that the SP PRO works with ZCell.”
Both Selectronic and Redflow will display their latest products at this week’s All-Energy 2016 Exhibition in the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, October 4, and Wednesday, October 5.
Redflow CEO Simon Hackett
Monday, 16 May 2016
Thank you to all those who visited us at Solar Energy 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre last week. Over 4500 people attended the show and it felt like most of those visited our stand at some point over the two days! We scanned a record number of attendees onto our stand and will contact those delegates via email in the next week or so.
It was heartening to hear those who have used our products extolling the virtues of the SP PRO and we also appreciated the opportunity to introduce our range of smart bi-directional inverters to a new audience.
The Sales and Marketing department, consisting of Lindsay Hart, Craig Hunter, Stephanie Paterson and Amanda Lenihan were kept so busy chatting to people that we really appreciated some of the guys from Krannich and MPower helping us our on our stand each day.
Rod Scott, our Sales and Marketing Director, spoke across all three conference streams and was able to share his experiences of the booming interest in solar plus storage to hundreds of interested delegates.
Thank you to all those people who entered the SP PRO Star and Wish competition. We are collating the feedback on the star feature of the SP PRO and the feature that people wish our inverter-charger possessed. Congratulations to Warren from New World Solar Solutions & Ben from Phase Electrical & Energy Solutions who won $200 Red Balloon vouchers - the flexibility of their prize matches the flexibility of our SP PRO!
If we missed you at Solar Energy 2016, hopefully you can catch us at All Energy in October.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
How do you make a great product even better?
It's now possible to receive up to 10 years warranty on an SP PRO series in Australia & New Zealand and up to 5 years in other countries - all this is backed by a company that's been around for more than 50 years.
On top of all this, we have made new commitments to pricing. Contact your Selectronic Distributor today for an updated price list.
Relax, Selectronic really does have you covered.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
From 1 June 2016, Selectronic will no longer be the service agent for KACO grid tie inverters in Australia and New Zealand. From this date, KACO Asia will take responsibility for the service and repair of their products in the Asia-Pacific region.
KACO Asia is in the process of implementing their new service protocols for Australia. We will continue to support our customers and assist in any way we can to reduce the impact of the transition to KACO Asia, and post further updates once arrangements are finalised.
Selectronic have a long association with KACO, beginning with the distribution of the KACO Powador in 2008. In 2013 KACO recognized our SP PRO bi-directional inverter as being one of the most advanced in the world and began to distribute it in Europe under the brand name, the 'blueplanet gridsave eco'. Another container of our Australian designed and manufactured inverters left for Germany late last year. Despite the cessation of our service agreement in Australia, Selectronic expects the export of the 'blueplanet gridsave eco' to continue to prosper.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Yesterday, the new Mayor of Knox, Cr Tony Holland visited Selectronic Australia’s premises in Chirnside Park to witness a container of 95 of our Australian-designed and manufactured inverters leaving for Germany.
Selectronic is a company that has been manufacturing for more than 50 years with humble beginnings in Boronia in 1964. The company has been designing and manufacturing inverters since 1981. These inverters allow you to manage and store excess energy generated from a renewable source such as solar panels.
The Germans invented this technology – Selectronic perfected it. Selectronic exports to countries all over the globe including Germany which is generally regarded as manufacturing the best solar equipment. The German company, KACO, recognises the superiority of these inverters and distributes them in Europe under their own brand name.
Selectronic is extremely proud that it manufactures its products right here in Melbourne. The company employs approximately 35 people here in Chirnside Park.
Mayor Holland commented, “I am personally very supportive of any growth in Australian jobs but particularly with Selectronic as they started the business in Knox in 1964. I believe the renewable industry is integral to our future; it’s exciting to have an Australian company leading the way.”
Monday, 9 November 2015
This morning energy storage manufacturer, Ecoult, hosted a room full of solar installers at Selectronic’s headquarters in Chirnside Park, Melbourne. Ecoult were here to promote their Ultraflex 48V Plug ‘n’ Play Energy Storage Range.
The Ultraflex system is designed to use their high-cycling, energy-efficient UltraBatteries in commercial and residential applications, providing more than 11kWh usable storage and 25kW of peak power.
Selectronic's training room was the ideal choice for the Melbourne leg of the roadshow. Selectronic's inverters and Ecoult’s batteries are already working together in many installations throughout Australia.
Selectronic is proud that our SP PRO bi-directional inverter charger is ‘battery agnostic’; it has a highly configurable set of battery charging parameters using our SP LINK software. Here you can adjust the voltage, maximum current and the time of each of the five possible charging stages. This means that almost any battery technology can be used with a SP PRO.
Ecoult recognises that the SP PRO is one of the most sophisticated, reliable and trusted inverters on the market and chose to partner their batteries with our inverters in installations as varied as remote off-grid telecom sites and grid-connected commercial premises.
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