ZBB Energy develops, designs, and manufactures advanced energy storage, power electronic systems, and engineered custom and semi-custom products aimed at the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization.
The company announced today that it has signed an agreement to supply its 2,000 kilowatt ZBB EnerStore System, including 40 ZBB EnerStore modules, for the luxury eco-resort The Brando Project in French Polynesia. This eco-resort is designed to be first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified destination resort in the world as a new construction and in the campus category.
The resort's electrical supply will include a mix of renewable energy sources, including an 896 kilowatt array of photovoltaic (PV) panels and generators that use sustainable biofuels made from locally sourced coconut oil. ZBB's technology allows the resort to significantly minimize the amount of fuel consumed by utilizing generators for back-up purposes only when stored PV energy is not sufficient enough to meet overnight demand.
The system is scheduled to be fully operational in 2013. In terms of storage size and dollar value, this project represents the largest island microgrid contract to date to ZBB. For additional information about ZBB Energy and its products, please visit zbbenergy.com.
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