ZBB Energy commissions EnerSystem for NIDON
Feb 20, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
ZBB Energy Corporation, a developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms and hybrid vehicle control systems, has commissioned a ZBB EnerSystem at a mid-rise residential apartment building near downtown Honolulu for NIDON Clean Energy, a division of NIDON Computer Corporation.
NIDON is a renewable energy design and integration company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The system consists of ZBB EnerStore Zinc Bromide flow battery modules and a ZBB EnerSection directly connected to a photovoltaic (PV) array. The ZBB EnerSystem provides an integrated, scalable, modular, intelligent storage and power solution.
The ZBB EnerSystem is now used as the hub for the building and elevator system utilizing power from the grid and renewable energy. This system manages the energy output from the 20kW PV array, stores regenerated power from the elevator braking system and allows the elevator to be operated during emergency situations, or extended power outages, without a diesel generator. The scalability of the ZBB EnerSystem also enables future input and optimization from other renewable energy sources and provides for managed Electric Vehicle (EV) charging needs.
Mr Nick Dizon, Owner, Founder and President of NIDON, stated, "This system provides a template for distributed energy resource applications, allowing for higher contributions from renewable power generation through optimization by the control technology. The system is also compelling economically, as it provides the lowest cost of ownership.
"Renewable energy integration will be substantially increased for these types of commercial applications by reducing CO2 emissions (greenhouse gases) from grid generation sources and eliminating CO2 from back-up power system sources. The unique benefits of ZBB's integrated energy storage platform, allows a seamless supply of renewable and stored energy to power this grid independent system."
"The market for similar applications is just emerging, and we see the potential to sell hundreds of systems," said Tony Siebert, ZBB's Vice-President of Sales and Product Marketing. "With the integration of renewables and removal of backup generation, we can increase the utilization of available energy sources in a responsible, economical fashion to help lower greenhouse gases, and in addition, provide emergency services."
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