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ZBB Energy Corp ships $1M system to Navy

Journal Sentinel -- ZBB Energy Corp. has shipped an energy storage system to the U.S. Navy, an order valued at more than $1 million.

The company said Tuesday the energy storage system, or EnerSystem, will be used in an island microgrid that will combine battery power with renewable energy and diesel generators.

The system, including a power and energy control system as well as 20 of ZBB's zinc bromide flow batteries, will be installed at the San Nicolas Island Naval Facility in the Catalina Islands off the coast of Los Angeles.

During the next two years, ZBB said, the EnerSystem will be tested to see how the system performs in delivering power from a combination of sources, including wind turbines and diesel generators.

The Navy is considering deployment in other island settings such as Guantanamo Bay and


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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 11:47:54 PM

Alrighty then
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 11:27:28 AM

Lets see how it works in the long run.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 10:34:20 AM

I would think wind turbines in these island would be successful.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 10:15:13 AM

Can we get a price break on diesel if they're using less of it.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 8:47:58 AM

just think, they could have bought maybe 100 dolts for that money
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 7:58:12 AM

hope it has a good warranty since taxpayers are the ones footing the bill
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 7:35:42 AM

What does this have to do with gas prices?
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 7:03:42 AM

This must be the seawater to electricity initiative.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:39:46 AM

"in the Catalina Islands off the coast of Los Angeles"

Um, there is ONE "Catalina Island". There has never been a military presence there except during the Civil War (yes, I know, seems WAY far from the war we all think of) and WWII. I think he meant Channel Islands. The Navy owns San Clemente Island, southwest of Santa Catalina Island

Now there are many people who posted negative comments about this. Think about what it takes to get energy to an island with NO fresh water other than the average 5 1/2 of rain a year. The only way to get water is by tanker or reverse osmosis on sea water to make fresh water - a very power hungry process. Producing and storing power locally is a far better concept than transporting diesel fuel and running generators for every watt you use.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:12:55 AM

Thanks for the post.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:09:47 AM

And the monies go round and round...
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:08:17 AM

For $1 million, I can set you up with a couple of batteries and solar panels.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:06:51 AM

Good for redundancy, always needed with military applications.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:02:19 AM

what does this have to do with the price of gas??????
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:02:05 AM

A $1M system is nothing for a contract with the Navy or any other branch of the military... and $1B is just a small contract.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:01:50 AM

Another money pit sponsored by your govt.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:01:43 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:59:02 AM

just a little off topic
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:59:00 AM

Interesting! Hope we get the Keystone pipeline built!
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:57:06 AM

If only they had come up with a way to harness the BS,MS, Phd,being generated @ 1600 Pennsylvania Ave & Capitol Hill ,they would become Billionaires overnight.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:56:40 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:56:13 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:56:04 AM

More tax payer dollars down into a hole.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:54:03 AM

Petrock said: "Our tax dollars hard at work once again. At least the greenie industry is doing well even if the rest of us are unemployed!"

Who said the greenie industry is doing well? This looks like another attempt by the Obozo administration to prop up a greenie company, only to see it eventually fail. We've seen it happen with Solyndra and other companies, as well as Obozo's attempt to bolster Chevy Volt sales by getting the military to buy them. If "doing well" means having a chunk of taxpayer money thrown at your feet before you go out of business, then I suppose I could agree with that assessment.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:53:50 AM

Interesting!!
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:52:46 AM

Hope it works.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:52:10 AM

Good news for the Navy.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:51:47 AM

Nice to know.
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Ok
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:51:19 AM

Interesting...
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:50:56 AM

The article reads like the Navy has cracked the code here but, is running short on islands.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:48:12 AM

Very cool
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:48:06 AM

$1 million ... that sounds like chicken feed compared to all the other give aways.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:47:59 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:47:24 AM

Three billion AAA batteries.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:46:33 AM

great!!! This will pave the way to making solar power efficient and practical for home users during the night time.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:46:03 AM


The Navy doesn't need to waste money helping prove this can work.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:44:54 AM

Power for remote areas.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:44:37 AM

using the DoD to prove a technology - waste of funds
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:44:17 AM

thats good
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:44:16 AM

Another example of government waste.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:43:57 AM

Sounds interesting.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:43:13 AM

Hope it's worth the money we all spent...just saying...
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:40:11 AM

Oh no. We couldn't POSSIBLY cut the military budget without putting ourselves and our soldiers at risk.

What a crock.
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Spend spend spend.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:39:57 AM

Sounds interesting. How much electricity will it store in the batteries?
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:38:40 AM

Interesting, hope it works out
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:38:32 AM

Let me see if I have this straight; the U. S. Navy is spending $1 Million TAXPAYER Dollars to TEST a product for a Private For-Profit Corporation. Well then, isn’t that special!
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:38:22 AM

this is a good example wher ethis type of power system can be useful - when off the grid.
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