SOURCE: ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB Energy Corporation

February 16, 2012 16:15 ET

ZBB Ships First Production of ZBB EnerStore Next Generation Flow Battery

First ZBB EnerStore Advanced Energy Storage Flow-Battery and Proprietary ZBB EnerSection Power and Energy Control Center Technology Ships to Meineng Energy

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Feb 16, 2012) - ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, today announced the first production shipment of their next generation proprietary flow battery, the ZBB EnerStore™, and their proprietary ZBB EnerSection™ power and energy control center, utilizing the 25 KW inverter that recently received ETL certification to UL 1741 standard.

"The first production shipment of our next generation proprietary flow battery, the ZBB EnerStore, and our proprietary ZBB EnerSection power and energy control center, represents a significant milestone for ZBB Energy, and for our customers looking forward to benefiting from the capabilities of these technologies. Prior versions of our flow batteries, serving in various applications and operating environments, provided the basis of understanding from which we launched our 'Version 3 Initiative', a clean slate program to leverage the attributes of our flow battery technology, with design objectives aimed at reducing costs, increasing performance and enabling high volume manufacturing. Together with our partners, we have achieved the objectives of this initiative, and are excited to see the first units leave our Menomonee Falls, WI facility," said Eric Apfelbach, President and CEO of ZBB Energy.

The initial units from production are shipping to Meineng Energy, ZBB's joint venture partner located in Wuhu, China, to satisfy two strategic installations. Subsequent production from the Menomonee Falls facility will be dedicated to fulfilling the current product backlog that equates to approximately 3MWh of storage, or a quantity of 60 EnerStore units.

About ZBB Energy Corporation
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage, power electronic systems, and engineered custom and semi-custom products 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 integrated power management platforms that combine advanced power and energy controls plus energy storage to optimize renewable energy sources and conventional power inputs whether connected to the grid or not. 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. Founded in 1998, ZBB's platforms ensure optimal efficiencies today, while offering the flexibility to adapt and scale to future requirements. ZBB's corporate offices and production facilities are located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit: http://www.zbbenergy.com

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    Dilek Wagner
    Financial Reporting Analyst
    Investor Relations
    ZBB Energy Corporation
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