MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2013) - ZBB Energy Corporation (
The ZBB EnerSystem, comprised of the ZBB EnerSection™ power and energy control center and ZBB EnerStore™ 50kWh zinc-bromide flow battery modules, provides the basis for configuring platforms, which prioritize all onsite generation sources (AC or DC) directly connected to the shared DC (Direct Current) bus. The ZBB EnerSection provides a completely integrated energy management platform, ready for interconnection to a range of configurable energy sources, essentially providing a 'microgrid in a box' that aligns system design and operations with the HOMER optimization algorithms.
"We developed the application's specification and outputs to make use of the unique electrical architecture of the ZBB EnerSystem. While HOMER has become the world standard for this type of economic modeling and simplified the conceptual design process for these kinds of projects, project developers and engineers have still had to sort out how to integrate the electrical configuration and systems controls for their project," said Dr. Peter Lilienthal, founder and CEO of HOMER Energy. "The ZBB EnerSystem approach is a novel approach that takes a lot of that mystery and complexity out of the design process. We'll continue working with the ZBB team to enhance the user experience with this application as ZBB continues to grow its product offering in markets around the world."
"As renewables become ever more the norm for remote and intermittent grid locations, ZBB Energy will now have a standardized toolkit to model optimal CAPEX expenditures, while at the same time making the best use of our modular integration platform," said Eric Apfelbach, President and CEO of ZBB Energy. "With its open architecture, the ZBB EnerSection gives customers the flexibility to interconnect and optimize their energy resources in any given application and operating environment. HOMER Energy is known and trusted throughout the world for providing reliable tools to analyze and optimize power systems, and we are pleased that they have been able to develop and provide specific capabilities to assist in further developing our markets."
About HOMER Energy LLC
HOMER Energy provides software, services, and market access tools to the energy industry for analyzing and optimizing distributed power systems and systems that incorporate high penetrations of renewable energy sources. Based in Boulder, Colorado, HOMER Energy was founded in 2009 to support HOMER's installed base of over 86,000 users in 193 countries. HOMER Energy has the exclusive license to the HOMER (Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources) software model, which was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy.
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