Propane-fueled microturbines to power Caribbean hotel

June 6, 2016 By    

Capstone Turbine Corp., a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, received an order for a propane-fueled C800 microturbine to power a hotel in the Caribbean region.

According to Capstone, the C800 microturbine will provide power to multiple buildings on the Caribbean hotel property, and it will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) application. The microturbine will provide primary power to the facilities, and the exhaust energy will be used to generate steam at the property to boost the efficiency of the hotel’s energy system.

The company adds that power in the Caribbean tends to be unpredictable and subject to fluctuations, so the hotel chose to generate its own power on-site with Capstone’s microturbines to have energy independence. According to the International Energy Agency, the regional water and power authority collective started to convert its electric generating stations to use propane instead of residual and diesel fuel oils in 2015.

Capstone Turbine Corp. is a producer of low-emission microturbine systems. The company has shipped about 8,800 of its systems to customers worldwide. Capstone is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and service centers in New York, the United Kingdom, Mexico City, Shanghai and Singapore.

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