ViZn Energy Systems is Van Dells fourth tour of duty as a tech company CEO. It’s also the third time he’s relocated a company headquarters to Austin.

ViZn Energy is Van Dells fourth tour of duty as a tech company CEO. It’s also the third time he’s relocated a company headquarters to Austin.  His previous company, SolarBridge Technologies Inc., was acquired in November 2014 by California-based SunPower Corp.

After completing a $24 million financing, ViZn Energy, an energy storage startup, plans to relocate its headquarters from Montana to Austin and hire as many as 40 local workers during the next two years. Read more

ViZn Energy Systems Enters Partnership with Jabil to Manufacture its Zinc/iron Flow Battery

AUSTIN, Texas, June 2, 2015 – ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, announced today that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Jabil Circuit Inc., (NYSE:JBL) a design, manufacturing and supply chain management service provider, to manufacture ViZn  Energy’s Zinc/iron flow batteries in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.

Jabil will help ViZn energy ramp up production capabilities of its flow batteries to fulfill current orders, and expand its capacity to meet expected delivery commitments over the next 12 months.

“With the rate of orders accelerating over the past few months, we need a partner who can help us meet the current demand for our energy storage systems,” said John Lowell, COO of ViZn. “Working with an industry leader like Jabil further validates our safe and cost effective energy storage solution. Jabil can produce our product in a timely manner and to the strict specifications for quality and performance that we expect of our energy storage systems.”

“ViZn has a unique and robust energy storage solution,” Bill Mitchell, Jabil senior director of corporate development said. “The market for their product is growing quickly and we’re proud to be working alongside ViZn Energy as they scale up to meet industry demand.”

ViZn’s Z20 battery storage system is a safe, scalable and sustainable energy storage solution to drive the value of microgrids and utility applications. Its technology utilizes a non-toxic, low cost zinc and iron chemistry that aids steady and safe operation. The Z20 offers one of the fastest charge and discharge responses on the market, can withstand significant temperature fluctuations and can facilitate multiple discharge cycles each day. It is the most cost-effective flow battery system on the market today.