SOURCE: ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB Energy Corporation

January 20, 2011 07:58 ET

ZBB Energy Secures Initial Orders for Export to China

ZBB Energy to Deliver Advanced Energy Storage and Power Electronics Solutions to One of the World's Leading Solar Companies and a Major Petrochemical Producer

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) -  ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, today announced that it has secured contracts in China to provide ZBB technology to one of the world's leading solar companies as well as a major petrochemical producer.

ZBB CEO Eric Apfelbach said the company's next generation energy storage and power electronics technology will provide the two manufacturers with a more clean, reliable, consistent and energy efficient power platform.

"We have found that there are many compelling needs in the China market for large scale energy storage and advanced power electronics. Our systems will enable protection from grid instability, scaling of renewable energy and a reduction in the use of diesel fueled back-up systems. The market is growing very quickly," said Apfelbach.

The petrochemical producer will utilize ZBB's ZESS POWR™ PECC and ZESS V3 next generation energy storage technology. 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 the electrical loads or directly to the grid. ZBB's Zinc Bromide flow battery -- ZESS V3 -- is an advanced electrical energy storage device constructed from environmentally-friendly materials that provide for long service life and advanced performance when compared with traditional chemical batteries. ZBB technologies will be used by the petrochemical producer to ensure that consistent and reliable power is supplied to its manufacturing facility, which is experiencing poor power quality as a result of an unstable grid infrastructure. Poor power quality has become a prevalent issue in China and is growing more problematic due to the rapid growth of the country's manufacturing sector.

The solar products company will utilize ZBB's next generation ZESS V3 storage to demonstrate how simply ZBB technology can be integrated with renewable energy sources to ensure consistent power to the electrical load, in this case, the solar products manufacturing plant itself.

Apfelbach said more details regarding the initial orders would be made available once the commercial agreements are finalized.

ZBB serves a variety of global markets, including utility, government, commercial, industrial and residential customers. ZBB also provides its technology to the U.S. Department of Defense through its various relationships with major defense contractors. 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.

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    ZBB Energy Corporation
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