MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, today announced that it has received U.S. patent #8,008,808 "Method and apparatus for controlling a hybrid power system," relating to the Company's ZBB EnerSection™ Power and Energy Control Center (formerly branded as ZESS POWR PECC).
The ZBB EnerSection™ is a patented hybrid power conversion system that can support the integration of nearly any combination of onsite generating sources. When supplied with the Company's ZBB EnerStore™ flow batteries or other energy storage devices, the platform creates an expandable system that independently optimizes the supply of each generating source. This integrated energy management platform is the world's only platform that is configurable, modular, and scalable for on grid, off grid and grid back-up applications. Each system combines advanced power and energy controls plus energy storage that supports renewable energy sources and other power inputs. The ZBB EnerSection™ system is a factory built and tested system uniquely configured to each customer's application.
"The issuance of the patent strengthens our proprietary market position for the application of this technology. The ZBB EnerSection™ can be used with a variety of storage technologies, because the optimal solution for a given application may be a hybridized set of storage solutions. We work with numerous manufacturers of a variety of storage technologies to ensure delivery of the best platform," said Eric Apfelbach, President and CEO.
About ZBB Energy Corporation
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB) provides advanced electrical power management platforms 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 intelligent power management platforms that directly integrate multiple renewable and conventional onsite generation sources with rechargeable zinc bromide flow batteries and other storage technology. The company also offers advanced systems to directly connect wind and solar equipment to the grid and systems that can form various levels of micro-grids. 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. 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, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit: http://www.zbbenergy.com
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