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    SPI Announces Closing of Strategic Partnership with ZBB Energy

    SHANGHAI, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Power, Inc. ("SPI") (OTCBB: SOPW), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic ("PV") developer, today announced the closing of a Securities Purchase Agreement ("SPA") with ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of innovative energy management systems solutions serving the utility, commercial and industrial building markets. Along with the closing of the SPA, SPI entered into a Supply Agreement and a Governance Agreement with ZBB.

    The execution of the SPA was previously announced on April 17, 2015.

    "The application of cutting-edge energy storage technology to solar energy solutions will be a key driver of PV system expansion worldwide in the coming years," said Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman of SPI. "This strategic partnership with energy storage systems leader ZBB positions SPI to address a range of next generation PV system requirements from energy storage solutions to power efficiency management."

    About Solar Power, Inc. (OTCBB: SOPW)

    Solar Power, Inc. ("SPI" or the "Company") is a global leader in enabling photovoltaic ("PV") solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors. SPI focuses on the downstream PV market including the development, financing, installation, operation and sale of utility-scale and residential solar power projects in China, Japan, Europe and North America. The Company also operates an innovative online energy e-commerce and investment platform, www.solarbao.com, which enables individual and institutional investors to purchase innovative PV-based investment and other products; as well as www.solartao.com, a B2B e-commerce platform offering a range of PV products. The Company has its operating headquarters in Shanghai and global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.

    For additional information visit: www.spisolar.com, www.solarbao.com, www.solarbao.com.hk or www.solartao.com.

    About ZBB Energy Corporation

    ZBB Energy Corporation ("ZBB") is an applications solutions company providing advanced energy management systems critical to the transition from a "coal-centric economy" to one reliant on an enormous expansion in renewable energy. Whether part of the grid power transmission and distribution network, or behind the meter in commercial, industrial and multi-tenant buildings, ZBB Energy brings vital power control and energy storage solutions to the most pressing problems caused by the incorporation of increasingly pervasive renewable energy generating assets. ZBB Energy also provides energy management systems for off-grid applications such as island or remote power. ZBB is a global corporation, with a joint venture in AnHui, China at Meineng Energy, as well as a strategic partnership with Lotte Chemical in South Korea.

    For more information, visit: www.zbbenergy.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of SPI, its subsidiaries and the solar industry, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends, "plans," "believes," "estimates," "expects" or similar expressions. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Among other things, the quotations from management in this press release contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties regarding whether the transactions contemplated will be successfully completed. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and the risks and other factors detailed in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.

    Contact:

    Amy Liu, Solar Power, Inc. (800) 548-8767

    SOURCE Solar Power, Inc.

    SOURCE: Solar Power, Inc.

    SPI Announces Closing of Strategic Partnership with ZBB Energy

    PR Newswire

    SHANGHAI, July 14, 2015

    SHANGHAI, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Power, Inc.  ("SPI") (OTCBB: SOPW), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic ("PV") developer, today announced the closing of a Securities Purchase Agreement ("SPA") with ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of innovative energy management systems solutions serving the utility, commercial and industrial building markets. Along with the closing of the SPA, SPI entered into a Supply Agreement and a Governance Agreement with ZBB.

    The execution of the SPA was previously announced on April 17, 2015.

    "The application of cutting-edge energy storage technology to solar energy solutions will be a key driver of PV system expansion worldwide in the coming years," said Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman of SPI. "This strategic partnership with energy storage systems leader ZBB positions SPI to address a range of next generation PV system requirements from energy storage solutions to power efficiency management."

    About Solar Power, Inc. (OTCBB: SOPW)

    Solar Power, Inc. ("SPI" or the "Company") is a global leader in enabling photovoltaic ("PV") solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors. SPI focuses on the downstream PV market including the development, financing, installation, operation and sale of utility-scale and residential solar power projects in China, Japan, Europe and North America. The Company also operates an innovative online energy e-commerce and investment platform, www.solarbao.com, which enables individual and institutional investors to purchase innovative PV-based investment and other products; as well as www.solartao.com, a B2B e-commerce platform offering a range of PV products. The Company has its operating headquarters in Shanghai and global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.

    For additional information visit: www.spisolar.com, www.solarbao.com, www.solarbao.com.hk or www.solartao.com

    About ZBB Energy Corporation

    ZBB Energy Corporation ("ZBB") is an applications solutions company providing advanced energy management systems critical to the transition from a "coal-centric economy" to one reliant on an enormous expansion in renewable energy. Whether part of the grid power transmission and distribution network, or behind the meter in commercial, industrial and multi-tenant buildings, ZBB Energy brings vital power control and energy storage solutions to the most pressing problems caused by the incorporation of increasingly pervasive renewable energy generating assets. ZBB Energy also provides energy management systems for off-grid applications such as island or remote power. ZBB is a global corporation, with a joint venture in AnHui, China at Meineng Energy, as well as a strategic partnership with Lotte Chemical in South Korea. 

    For more information, visit: www.zbbenergy.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of SPI, its subsidiaries and the solar industry, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends, "plans," "believes," "estimates," "expects" or similar expressions. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Among other things, the quotations from management in this press release contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties regarding whether the transactions contemplated will be successfully completed. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and the risks and other factors detailed in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.

    Contact:

    Amy Liu, Solar Power, Inc. (800) 548-8767

    SOURCE Solar Power, Inc.

    Web Site: http://www.solartao.com