- Published: 02 July 2009 02 July 2009
ZBB Energy Corporation has announced that, as part of its previously announced contract with the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DIT), it has shipped a ZESS 500 system to the Republic of Ireland for inclusion in DIT's Centre for Renewable Energy project.
This ZESS 500 zinc energy storage system has been chosen to provide energy storage in conjunction with existing wind energy assets. The ZESS 500 will be installed alongside an existing 850kW wind turbine that is already providing half of the DIT's power requirements. This will be the first installation of the ZESS 500 in a wind application and will allow the campus to operate completely independently of the electrical grid. The ZESS 500 is a 500kWh 'plug and play' system consisting of ten of the Company's standard 50kWh modules, together with associated power electronics and integrates with the existing power management system operating with the wind turbine. The shipment of the ZESS 500 unit, incorporates the first integrated 3 phase grid-tied inverter system developed by Eaton Corporation.