SOURCE: ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB Energy Corporation

November 11, 2010 16:25 ET

ZBB Energy Enters Into Agreement to Develop and Deliver Integrated Storage and Control Systems for Sunflower Wind

Sunflower Wind Contracts With ZBB for Initial Design of Advanced Power Control and Energy Storage Solution... Commits to Purchasing Multiple Production Units

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB) today announced it has received a purchase order and executed a letter of intent with Sunflower Wind, LLC for the purchase of multiple units of ZBB's ZESS POWR™ PECC (Power & Energy Control Center) integrated with ZBB's ZESS 50 Zinc Bromide advanced energy storage. ZBB's technology offers Sunflower the ability to integrate multiple power inputs with their 100 KW (Model SW100B) wind turbine to provide backup power and load balancing in a variety of diverse applications. 

The ZESS POWR™ PECC is a hybrid power system that converts any combination of wind, solar, hydro or other generating sources to independently optimize the control of each generating source while providing a 'steady-state' power output to electrical loads or directly to the grid. 

The ZESS 50 technology is a Zinc-Bromide flow battery designed to serve as an advanced electrical energy storage device, and is constructed from environmentally-friendly materials that provide for a long service life and advanced performance when compared with traditional chemical batteries.

ZBB President & CEO Eric Apfelbach said, "This Sunflower project is an excellent example of how ZBB's modular power electronics and storage options can easily be architected as a system solution for many different renewable energy project needs. This project represents repeat orders and has tremendous overlap with our telecom product and strategy. We are very happy to be working with Sunflower."

Sunflower Wind President Dan Rasure said ZBB's modular, configurable and scalable approach allows for Sunflower to quickly and efficiently integrate multiple power inputs, renewable and conventional, with their wind turbine technology. "ZBB's solution allows us to address the needs of diverse applications, such as commercial buildings and wireless communication towers, with a fully integrated system that is delivered in a configuration that is readily interconnected with the local customer, utility and our wind turbine tower," said Dan.

ZBB serves a variety of global markets, including the U.S. Department of Defense through its various relationships with major defense contractors, as well as commercial, industrial, wireless telecom and utility. The company has a 75,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Menomonee Falls, as well as research and development offices in Perth, Australia.

About ZBB Energy Corporation
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB) provides distributed intelligent power management platforms that directly integrate multiple renewable and conventional onsite generation sources with rechargeable zinc bromide flow batteries and other storage technology. This platform solves a wide range of electrical system challenges in global markets for various types of sites with utility, governmental, commercial, industrial and residential end customers. A developer and manufacturer of its modular, scalable and environmentally friendly power systems ("ZESS POWR™"), ZBB Energy was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Wisconsin with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia.

About Sunflower Wind, LLC
Sunflower Wind LLC, established in 2007 and located in Hutchinson, KS is a manufacturer and integrator of turbines and turbine generator sets serving a variety of markets and applications including cellular towers, commercial buildings and remote village power.

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Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements relating to ZBB's growth, are forward-looking statements within the "safe harbor" provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including historical volatility and low trading volume of our stock, the risks and uncertainties inherent in the early stages of growth companies, the company's need to raise substantial additional capital to proceed with its business, risks associated with competitors, and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. The company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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    ZBB Energy Corporation
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