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US energy storage tech tested in China

ZBB Energy receives orders of over $600,000 to expand into Chinese market

Energy storage technologies will be tested and assembled in Anhui Province, China

Multiple orders of US energy storage technology are being assembled and tested in China. US firm ZBB Energy Corporation, developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, has announced it has received multiple orders valued at greater than USD 600,000 from Meineng Energy, its joint venture company in China.

ZBB plans to deliver the components for multiple ZBB EnerStore and ZBB EnerSection units to the Meineng factory for assembly and testing in Anhui Province, Wuhu, China.

The order follows on from one earlier this year, which Meineng placed with ZBB for components to assemble ten ZBB EnerStore advanced energy storage units. Meineng has commitments for all ten of those units to be delivered to various customers by the end of this year.

Dan Nordloh, ZBB Energy executive vice president of global business development and member of Meineng Energy board of directors, said: “The current follow-on order indicates the growth potential in China for our products as well as the scalability and repeatability we are looking for to reach critical mass.

"With these new orders, Meineng will be able to continue ramping their assembly and test facility, as well as ensure their ability to quickly deliver extremely configurable solutions to accommodate diverse applications.

"Our objective for calendar year 2012 is to broadly penetrate our products into the most critical segments of the Chinese market, and to demonstrate in real-world installations the advantages of our leading edge energy storage and power management systems," said Brad Hansen, CEO of Meineng Energy.

"We began production in late May of this year and have assembled several systems that will ship in the coming weeks,” he said. “These are configured for multiple applications such as renewable energy productivity improvement and micro grid-based energy storage integration. These additional follow-on orders to purchase key modules and components from ZBB Energy will enable us to further expand our footprint in the Chinese market in the coming months."

Meineng Energy recently celebrated the grand opening of its Wuhu, China facility, showcasing several complete EnerStore battery modules that included significant content sourced from its China supply chain, in addition to key components it ordered previously from ZBB. The Meineng Factory is designed to have an annualised nameplate capacity rated at 100MWh of energy storage and control products.