Program to accelerate nationwide deployment of ViZn's zinc redox flow battery systems
AUSTIN, Texas – ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for commercial & industrial, microgrid and utility applications, and LFC Capital, Inc., an equipment leasing and financial services company with more than $1.5 billion of experience, has teamed up to make property owners' acquisition of solar PV and energy storage affordable. The availability of as much as $5 million per project is expected to accelerate the deployment of ViZn's Z20 Energy Storage System, a zinc/iron redox flow battery. LFC Capital's program uses a traditional operating lease with attractive ownership options after six and seven years, plus tax efficiency to provide companies with a low-cost path to ownership. LFC also encourages the use of a follow-on loan as a way to conserve cash and maintain low monthly payments throughout an extended investment period.
The ideal project size is a 50 kW to 1,000 kW solar PV installation requiring 80 kWh to 500 kWh of energy storage. LFC's program, available to qualified companies in all 50 states, appeals to companies that cannot directly benefit from a federal tax credit, or simply want energy savings and off-balance sheet accounting without a long-term commitment to a power purchase agreement.
David Mintzer, ViZn's Vice President of Business Development, said, "We're excited to partner with LFC Capital. LFC's program will make the combination of our energy storage system with solar PV affordable to a wider group of commercial and industrial property owners installing microgrids and give ViZn a greater presence in this important market."
"We're very happy to be partnering with ViZn to provide their customers with a low-cost way to acquire a battery-enhanced solar PV system," said Stanley S. Fishbein, JD, LLM (Tax), Managing Director of LFC Capital. "Our program is fast becoming the most popular way for companies to derive more value from a variety of incentives when undertaking a solar PV project."
ViZn's Z20 product is safe, non-toxic and can be located in populated areas close to hospitals or schools. The Z20 offers a number of benefits over competing battery storage products, including one of the fastest charge and discharge responses on the market, a design that will withstand significant temperature fluctuations and facilitate multiple discharge cycles each day. It is the most cost-effective flow battery system on the market today.
About LFC Capital, Inc.
LFC Capital, Inc., with more than $1.5 billion of equipment financing and leasing experience, was formed by Martin E. Zimmerman, Founder and CEO, in 1994 as a successor to a number of financial services companies, one of which became the largest independent healthcare leasing company in the industry.
About ViZn Energy Systems, Inc.
ViZn Energy Systems, Inc. is comprised of a visionary team of scientists, engineers and business leaders who are passionate about creating and commercializing a revolutionary energy storage solution for the commercial & industrial, microgrid and utility-scale markets. Founded in 2009 and based on eight previous years of research, ViZn is commercializing a highly scalable energy storage systems, ranging from tens of kilowatts to mega-watt storage. The ViZn solution is safe, reliable, cost effective, and scalable to meet the needs of today's ever-changing energy landscape. For more information, visit: www.ViZnEnergy.com