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‘Disaster-Proof’ Factory Features GE Products

Karen Henry

GE Japan is participating in the “Future Disaster-Proof Factory Plan,” a disaster preparedness project being undertaken by Sekisui House’s Tohoku Factory. The Sekisui House facility is designed to be eco-friendly during normal times, durable during disasters and safe and secure for local communities and companies. To achieve cuts in peak electricity usage during normal periods   …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


Hotel Nikko Installs Cogeneration Power System

Linda Hardesty

Hotel Nikko San Francisco recently installed two Capstone C65 (65kW) microturbines to increase energy efficiency by simultaneously generating electricity for the building’s power and thermal energy for the hotel’s hot water supply. The cogeneration system was sold and commissioned by Regatta Solutions of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Regatta Solutions is the West Coast distributor of Capstone   …Continue Reading


Regatta Solutions Acquires Energy Management Firm

Linda Hardesty

Regatta Solutions, the West Coast distributor of Capstone Turbine, has acquired Wedge Consulting, a California-based energy efficiency firm. The acquisition brings several services in-house to Regatta, including energy benchmarking, retro-commissioning and energy analysis for complex buildings such as laboratories and data centers. Regatta Solutions distributes, maintains, engineers, and consults for Capstone microturbines in combined heat   …Continue Reading


Constellation Installs $200M Cogeneration Plant for P&G Factory

Linda Hardesty

Procter & Gamble and Constellation are developing an up to 50-MW biomass plant that will help run P&G’s paper manufacturing facility in Albany, Ga. Constellation will build, own and operate the $200 million cogeneration plant, which will supply steam to P&G’s facility and generate electricity for the local utility, Georgia Power. For more than 30   …Continue Reading


Commercial CHP Market to Reach $14B by 2024

Karen Henry

The market for commercial combined heat and power (comCHP) is expected to reach more than $14 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. An anticipated expansion of the building stock in Asia Pacific, particularly in countries with rapidly urbanizing populations such as China, will lead to continued market expansion. ComCHP systems,   …Continue Reading


Tecogen Cogeneration at WPI

Linda Hardesty

Tecogen sold two Ultra CM-75 combined heat and power (CHP) units to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for its Gateway and Life Sciences Building and Campus Center. Bill Spratt, WPI’s director of facilities and operations, describes the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance program of CHP units. The two Tecogen systems are generating power and heat that   …Continue Reading


Turning Industrial Air Pollution into Valuable Energy

Linda Hardesty

Many industries, including oil & gas, food processing and petrochemical emit gases into the atmosphere. Ener-Core says it has created a system to help such companies convert their air pollution into clean energy. In some instances, flaring waste gas is actually required by environmental laws. But Ener-Core says waste gas can be turned into clean   …Continue Reading


London Revamps Greenwich Power Station

Karen Henry

The mayor of London announced that London’s historic Greenwich Power Station will soon be much more energy efficient. Up to six new gas engines will be installed in the building’s Old Turbine Hall, originally the electricity generator for London’s trams, making London’s Tube network more self-reliant and limit the risk of rising energy prices. The waste heat   …Continue Reading


Alpine Restaurant Installs Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Metronik Energija has installed two of Imergy Power System‘ ESP4 series vanadium-based flow batteries at Trojane, a restaurant located in the Slovenian Alps. The restaurant has already installed a 49 kW photovoltaic solar system, a 30 kW combined heat and power (CHP) system, and an electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The energy storage project, sponsored   …Continue Reading