Microturbines' lower operating costs offer savings of up to 25%
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Many of the Fortune 500 top global companies use Capstone products
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Pure World Energy exclusively utilises Capstone microturbine Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology, providing customers throughout the UK and Ireland with cleaner, more reliable and cost-efficient CHP solutions.
Capstone Turbine Corporation is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of clean and green microturbine power generation systems, with over 9,000 installations globally, including many within the Fortune 500 top global companies.
Traditionally, reciprocating engines have been deployed for small gas-fired CHP projects, whilst gas turbines were only suitable for larger generation requirements. However, Capstone technology enables a wide diversity of facilities, with varying power requirements, to all enjoy the benefits that a gas turbine CHP can offer.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) - or ‘cogeneration’ - is the highly efficient process of combusting gas to generate both electricity and thermal energy simultaneously.
The by-product heat produced by the electricity generation process is captured by a heat recovery module and can be reused to produce useful heat in the form of hot air, hot water or steam.
Natural gas is the most common fuel used to power a CHP system, but alternatives such as bioliquids, biofuels and biogases can also be used.
When electricity is produced in conventional power stations, some energy must be discarded in the form of waste heat, which is released into the atmosphere through cooling towers or by other means. As a result, a conventional energy model is often only 56% efficient.
By producing electricity where it is consumed, rather than in a remote power station, there are no transmission losses. On-site power generation can therefore be up to 80% efficient.
A Combined Heat and Power system can deliver a number of financial, environmental and operational benefits.
The financial benefits are particularly attractive to businesses. As mentioned above, CHP uses fuel in a more efficient manner and, as such, savings of up to 25% can be achieved.
Environmentally, CHP systems are beneficial as they use less fuel. Depending on which type of CHP system is chosen, emissions are also lower than traditional electricity and heat generation systems.
Finally, from an operational perspective, an organisation can reduce their dependency on grid supply whilst at the same time reduce the burden placed on the original boiler plant used for heat generation. Indeed, the CHP system can act as a base load generator and heat supply, which is particularly beneficial to organisations that depend on consistency of supply.
A wide variety of commercial and industrial businesses can benefit significantly from the installation of a CHP system, including commercial, manufacturing and industrial sites, leisure centres, hotels, hospitals and education establishments, to name but a few.
It’s worth considering a CHP system whenever an organisational need is identified for a more efficient, reliable and/or clean system. These needs are often identified when a new building or plant is being planned, but equally CHP can be considered when a refurbishment or retrofit is being considered.
As you can see from the benefits section below, Capstone micro gas turbines offer unique cost, environmental and operational benefits, are scalable from 30 kW to 30 MW, and can function on a variety of gaseous or liquid fuels.
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C30 Capstone Microturbine
The C30 provides up to 30kW of electric power in a compact package.
C65 Capstone Microturbine
The C65 provides up to 65kW of electric power while the UL-Certified C65 ICHP provides up to an additional 150kW of thermal power for CHP applications.
C200S Capstone Microturbine
The C200S provides up to 200kW of electric power and contains the world’s largest single-unit air bearing microturbine.
C600S Capstone Microturbine
The C600S provides up to 600kW of electric power and contains three air bearing microturbines.
C800S Capstone Microturbine
The C800S provides up to 800kW of electric power and contains four air bearing microturbines.
C1000S Capstone Microturbine
The C1000S provides up to 1MW of electric power and contains five air bearing microturbines. Up to 30 C1000S microturbines can be connected in parallel to generate up to 30MW of electrical power.
Capstone microturbines are the ideal solution for today’s distributed generation needs. As the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, Capstone products are used by many of the Fortune 500 top global companies.View Case Studies