SOURCE: ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB Energy Corporation

September 16, 2011 08:30 ET

ZBB Awarded Contract From Utility for Grid Interactive Commercial Application

Utility to Install ZBB EnerSystem™ Integrated Power Management and Energy Storage Platform at Major Sporting Venue to Integrate Solar and Electric Vehicle Charging Station

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Sep 16, 2011) - ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announced today a contract from a major utility to provide an energy system for use in a grid interactive (grid-tied) application utilizing the ZBB EnerSystem™ integrated power management and energy storage platform.

A US investor-owned utility company has ordered the new ZBB EnerStore™ V3 Zinc-bromide flow battery and a 25 kW inverter to be integrated with PV (solar) and fast-charge electric vehicle charging while connected to the grid to provide a continuous supply of energy and optimize the interconnected resources. The company will be using the system to demonstrate and promote renewable energy technologies at a major sporting venue as part of a public awareness campaign, and will have this installation serve as a template for future large, commercial customer sites across their service region for integrated PV and EV charging system requirements. The installation is targeted for completion by the end of 2011.

"This installation will be great example of how ZBB's smart storage can be used by utilities to optimize the integration of renewables, storage, car chargers and the grid," said Eric Apfelbach, President & CEO of ZBB Energy.

About ZBB Energy Corporation
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB) provides advanced electrical power management platforms targeted at the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. ZBB and its power electronics subsidiary, Tier Electronics, LLC have developed a portfolio of intelligent power management platforms that directly integrate multiple renewable and conventional onsite generation sources with rechargeable zinc bromide flow batteries and other storage technology. The company also offers advanced systems to directly connect wind and solar equipment to the grid and systems that can form various levels of micro-grids. Tier Electronics participates in the energy efficiency markets through their hybrid vehicle control systems, and power quality markets with their line of regulation solutions. Together, these platforms solve a wide range of electrical system challenges in global markets for utility, governmental, commercial, industrial and residential end customers. A developer and manufacturer of its modular, scalable and environmentally friendly power systems ("ZBB EnerStore™," ZBB EnerSection™, ZBB EnerSystem™), ZBB Energy was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Wisconsin, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit:

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