SOURCE: ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB Energy Corporation

December 07, 2010 12:00 ET

ZBB Energy Receives Order for Military Transportable Power Solution

ZBB's ZESS POWR™ PECC Platform Integral to Powering Military Operating Positions

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announce today an initial contract to design and deliver a hardened and transportable prototype version of ZBB's ZESS POWR™ PECC (Power & Energy Control Center). The prototype calls for a "ruggedized and transportable" version of the PECC, offering the ability to integrate multiple renewable energy sources for providing power in a variety of military applications that currently rely on power derived solely from diesel generators.

ZBB contracted with a leading provider of mobile defense solutions for this initiative to integrate the ZBB PECC technology as an integral component of a "self-contained" micro-grid that combines advanced energy storage, multiple renewable energy inputs and conventional diesel gen-sets into a resourceful and easily transportable power platform. The platforms are designed to be efficiently deployed to semi-permanent operating bases, remote facilities and other military locations able to leverage renewable energy sources to minimize the use of diesel generators. The rationale for developing a transportable, renewable energy-based power platform is predicated on the desire to significantly reduce the use of costly diesel fuel, which also poses logistical challenges and is often dangerous to transport through hostile regions.

Military applications are a primary target market for the patent (pending) ZBB ZESS POWR™ PECC technology, as are applications for the provision of power derived from renewable sources to remote villages and relief agencies that call for hardened, high ambient temperature operating capabilities. Designed to be integrated within efficiently transportable configurations, ZBB's PECC system offers variations deployable to a variety of challenging, grid-independent scenarios that benefit from the numerous value streams afforded by ZBB's ability to provide consistent and reliable power from multiple renewable or conventional generating sources.

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.

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    ZBB Energy Corporation
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