Capstone Microturbines For Hotel Upgrade

By Mike Brezonick10 August 2020

Capstone Turbine Corp. announced that it secured an order for a global hotel chain for three C65 ICHP microturbines to be installed in one of its hotels in Northern California. Cal Microturbine, Capstone’s exclusive distributor in California, Hawaii and Nevada, and non-exclusive in Washington and Oregon, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned next spring.

Three low-pressure natural gas-fueled C65 ICHP microturbines will provide up to 195 kW of power and 1.2 MMBTU/hr of hot water to offset utility power purchase and boiler natural gas use. The microturbine array will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) application resulting in increased efficiency, helping the hotel achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

The unnamed global hotel chain is a leader in the eco-innovation space, Capstone said, and continues to pilot the adoption of clean energy across its portfolio of hotel brands.

“The hospitality industry has evolved substantially over the last several years. Today LEED certification with energy efficiency measures, low emission on-site power generation, eco-friendly building materials, waste reduction, and local sustainability practices are quickly becoming the rule, not the exception,” said Darren Jamison, President and CEO of Capstone Turbine. “It’s not surprising with an estimated 30-40% of the world’s population having grown up with climate change as part of everyday life. As this new generation becomes a more significant part of the global consumer base, its unsurprisingly going to drive business to shift to green.”

Modular Design

A modular design also allows all three microturbines to operate continuously, even during times of maintenance. Because each unit has only one moving part, such maintenance costs are dramatically lower than those required for more traditional power generation systems. The addition of acoustic inlet hoods reduces package sound ratings to those of standard boiler systems.

“Capstone’s C65 ICHP units have nearly 20 years of proven fielded experience across thousands of installations, this experience has made the C65 ICHP unit a gold standard among the sub 600 kW distributed energy technology space,” said Marc Rouse, vice president of Sales for Cal Microturbine. “The C65 ICHP is truly a plug and play combined heat and power replacement for traditional boiler units, providing our customers significant operating cost savings with very little operator interaction.”

MAGAZINES
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, Diesel News Network newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Mike Brezonick VP, Power Division Tel: +1 262 754 4112 E-mail: mike.brezonick@khl.com
Alister Williams VP Sales Tel: +1 843 637 4127 E-mail: alister.williams@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Latest News
Scania introduces new Touring coaches
The new Scania Touring models feature increased maximum weight capacity and new driver aids
Wireless control for Onan gen-sets
Targets diesel and gas generator sets used in recreational vehicle applications
Epiroc to acquire battery conversion specialist FVT Research
Canadian company has expertise in converting diesel-powered mining machines to battery-electric vehicles.