EnSync Energy Announces Sale of Hawai'i Pacific University Power Purchase Agreement for Downtown Honolulu's Largest Solar Project
The 20-year power purchase agreement will bring clean, affordable energy to Aloha Tower Marketplace

MILWAUKEE, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, a leading developer of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs), announced today the sale of a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) to an undisclosed investor. The PPA will provide HPU's Aloha Tower Marketplace with a total photovoltaic (PV) system capacity of 660 kilowatts (kw), making it the largest set of solar installations in downtown Honolulu upon completion.

"Hawaii is firmly committed to the clean energy transition, and we're proud to contribute to the state's ambitious goals with technology and financing that make it easy," said Dan Nordloh, executive vice president of EnSync Energy. "This PPA will deliver cost savings and reliable energy to the University and Aloha Tower Marketplace's many residents and visitors."

First constructed in 1926, the iconic Aloha Tower now anchors a mixed-use development of university student residences, community spaces, administrative offices and restaurants.

The Phase 1 PPA was first commissioned in July 2017 for an initial installation of a 310 kw PV system. EnSync Energy recently announced a Phase 2 expansion of 350 kw in solar capacity to the system. The terms of the PPA provide HPU flexibility for a third phase, if desired.

EnSync Energy has contracted 25 commercial projects in Hawaii, which will account for more than $35 million in electricity sales over the terms of the agreements. Construction of both phases for Aloha Tower Marketplace is expected to be completed by early 2019.

About EnSync Energy Systems

EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, is creating the future of electricity with innovative distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms. EnSync Energy ensures the most cost-effective and resilient electricity, delivered from an electrical infrastructure that prioritizes the use of all available resources, such as renewables, energy storage and the utility grid. As project developer, EnSync Energy's distinctive engagement methodology encompasses load analysis, system design consulting, and technical and financial modeling to ensure energy systems are sized and optimized to meet our customers' objectives for value and performance. Proprietary direct current (DC) power control hardware, energy management software, and extensive experience with numerous energy storage technologies uniquely positions EnSync Energy to deliver fully integrated systems that provide for efficient design, procurement, commissioning, and ongoing operation.  EnSync Energy's IOE control platform adapts easily to ever-changing generation and load variables, as well as changes in utility prices and programs, ensuring the means to make or save money behind-the-meter, while concurrently providing utilities the opportunity to use DERs for an array of grid enhancing services. In addition to direct system sales, EnSync Energy includes power purchase agreements (PPAs) in its portfolio of offerings, which enables electricity savings for customers and provides a stable financial yield for investors. EnSync Energy is a global corporation, with joint venture Meineng Energy in AnHui, China, and energy project development subsidiary Holu Energy LLC in Hawaii, and DCfusion LLC, a power system engineering and design, consultancy and policy firm. For more information, visit www.ensync.com.

About Hawai'i Pacific University

Founded in 1965, Hawai'i Pacific University is the state's leading private, non-profit university, with a student population of nearly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 65 countries around the world. Hawai'i Pacific will be consistently ranked among the United States' top 10 Western, independent, comprehensive universities, leveraging its geographic position between the Western and Eastern hemispheres and its relationships around the Pacific Rim to deliver an educational experience that is distinct among American campuses. For more information, visit www.hpu.edu.

Safe Harbor Statement

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EnSync Energy Media Contact:

Shreema Mehta
Antenna Group
ensync@antennagroup.com
(646) 957-3608

Michelle Montague 
mmontague@ensync.com 
(262) 735-5676

Investor Relations Contact:
Lytham Partners, LLC 
Robert Blum, Joseph Diaz, or Joe Dorame 
(602) 889-9700

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