PV Magazine: Blue Planet CEO Henk Rogers on Lithium Battery Chemistries and Vanadium Flow Batteries

Dec 11, 2020

In his search for an effective long-term energy storage technology, Rogers gave vanadium flow batteries a try, leaving him with a number of 4-foot-cube tanks of vanadium redox electrolyte stranded on his ranch. They are available to a good home — make him an offer. Bring a trailer.

Blue Planet Energy Systems is helmed by Tetris entrepreneur Henk Rogers and started as an off-grid project for the founder in Hawaii. Rogers, the founder, is very clear on where he believes the future of battery chemistries is going.

The company builds LiFePO4 (LFP) battery energy storage systems, which it sells to installers. Rogers champions the safe and reliable performance of that energy storage chemistry for residential and commercial usage compared to the now-dominant lithium-manganese-cobalt-oxide (NMC) battery formulation.