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Micro turbines... The QUIET mini jet engine packed in the size of a sub-zero refrigerator!

Micro turbines are NOT wind turbines… Get jets!

Q:  What is a Micro Turbine, and why would it be used in place of solar as a non renewable energy source?

A:  Solar is a great renewable form of alternative energy, but there are many circumstances that simply won’t allow a solar solution or a 100% offset of a given energy demand.

  • Limited ground or roof space
  • Shading by trees or buildings
  • Portability issues
  • Uncooperative landlord
  • Poor ROI or cash flow
  • Limited in meeting TYPE of energy demand
  • Uninterrupted power supply for 24/7 energy

Q: What types of commercial, industrial and institutional prospective business owners have a need for a Micro Turbine?

A:  Food production, wineries, grocery stores, hotels, fitness clubs, hospitals, data centers, landfill waste centers; any customer who has high energy demand to produce heat for boilers, chillers, steam, heating, air conditioning.  Micro Turbines recycle electrical waste heat and can send it back through to power the aforementioned processes by using only ONE fuel source; natural gas.  Even better, Micro Turbines are a form of “Island Energy”, which means the customer has a redundant energy back-up for power outages, without the need for a Diesel generator.

Examples of Waste Heat Sources, also known as COGEN, Cogeneration, combined heat and power, combined cooling heat and power, or CHP.

    
Combustion Exhausts:
Glass melting furnace
Cement kiln Fume incinerator
Aluminum reverberatory furnace boiler

Process off-gases:

Steel electric arc furnace
Aluminum reverberatory furnace

Cooling water from:

Furnaces air compressors Internal combustion engines

Conductive, convective, and radiative losses from equipment:
Conductive, convective, and radiative losses from heated products:

Hot cokes blast furnace slags
Uses for Waste Heat    
Combustion air preheating
Boiler feed water preheating
Load preheating
Power generation

Steam generation for use in:

Power generation mechanical power process steam
Space heating
Water preheating
Transfer to liquid or gaseous process streams

 


Article written by Jennifer Coleman of Sun Source Solar Energy Brokers, providing solar broker and energy consulting shopping services in Santa Rosa, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano and San Francisco Counties.


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