ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE AMEX: ZBB) 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 energy storage devices.
Detailed terms were not disclosed.
The device integrates a Power & Energy Control Center--the ZESS POWR PECC--with ZBB's ZESS
50 Zinc Bromide 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 device 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.
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 Energy 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. ZBB Energy was
founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Wisconsin with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia.
Sunflower Wind, 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.