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Tecogen Lands Deal in Coney Island, NY

Carl Weinschenk

Tecogen has sold an InVerde cogeneration system to Coney Island Development in Brooklyn, N.Y. The company said that three 100kW will be used in a multifamily residential building. The sale, worthy more than $500,000 will be outfitted with the company’s Ultera emission technology and microgrid control software. The systems are designed to work load balance   …Continue Reading


The Microturbine Market Gains Traction

Carl Weinschenk

It’s only May, but it already has been a good year for Capstone Turbine. The company has announced 13 deals, mostly of multiple units. The key element of a turbine is a wheel or rotor. It is made to revolve by an outside force, which could be water, steam, or – in the case of   …Continue Reading


Behind the Meter Podcast: Ryan Rex on Cogeneration

Carl Weinschenk

Cogeneration offers a dual benefit to buildings: It can lower costs and provide the resiliency that Superstorm Sandy and other recent weather events proved is necessary. It can be a hard sell to upper management, however. While the overall business case is strong, capital investments are necessary. Spending first in hopes of benefiting later is   …Continue Reading


The Heat Recovery Steam Generator Sector Adapts — and Grows

Carl Weinschenk

Changes in how facilities are powered are driving a change in how existing equipment is used. For the heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) market, this is a good thing – and a challenge. The good news for the sector is that business is increasing. MarketsAndMarkets reported in February that the global maret was valued at   …Continue Reading


Cogeneration Plant Pays $2.5M to NJ Community

Carl Weinschenk

The Carneys Point Generating Plant, a cogeneration facility, has followed a court order to fulfill the terms of a community benefits agreement and pay the Carneys Point Township $2.5 million, according to NJ.com. The township’s attorney said that the plant was withholding payment until the agreement, which had been in place since 1991, was renegotiated. On   …Continue Reading


Entrade Introduces Portable Tri-Generation Unit

Carl Weinschenk

Entrade has introduced what it says is the world’s smallest combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) tri-generation unit powered by biomass. The unit was unveiled at La Kretz Innovation Center in Los Angeles. The company says that the E3, which is small enough to be transported in a pickup truck, generates as much as 30   …Continue Reading


Luxury London Apartments Install CHP

Linda Hardesty

Vital Energi won a $5.5 million deal to provide a combined heat and power plant (CHP) for the new 28-story Merano Residences, a luxury apartment development in London. When combined with design features and sustainable technology, such as solar panels, Merano Residences is expected to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and BREEAM “Very good”   …Continue Reading


Microturbines: Opportunities, Barriers

Linda Hardesty

Microturbines are classified as a distributed generation (DG) technology that consists of an electric generator coupled with a prime mover and fueled by gaseous fuels. According to Navigant Research, today microturbines are mostly used for remote power applications in the oil & gas industry and for combined heat and power (CHP) or combined cooling, heating,   …Continue Reading


Italian Food Retailer Chooses Capstone Trigeneration

Linda Hardesty

Capstone Turbine Corporation received an order for a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major distribution center of Italian food retailer, Conad, in Italy. IBT Group, Capstone’s Italian distributor, secured the order, which will be commissioned later this year. The methane-fueled C800 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide   …Continue Reading


Landmark Building in Manhattan Installs Tri-Generation System

Linda Hardesty

Tecogen sold a tri-generation energy system to a Beaux Art-style bank building located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The NYC Landmark building is undergoing an extensive restoration and conversion to an upscale hotel. The tri-generation energy system includes two INV-100 Ultra InVerde CHP units, providing electricity as well as hot water for space heating and domestic   …Continue Reading