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Little Power On The Big Island

Microturbine order for CCHP installation at Hawaiian resort

Posted on January 7, 2014

Capstone Turbine Corp. has received an order for a C1000 (1 MW) microturbine to be used in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application at a resort in Hawaii.

Regatta Solutions secured the order for a Capstone C1000 dual-mode, propane high humidity microturbine from Critchfield Pacific Inc., a design-build mechanical contractor located in Hawaii that specializes in the installation of HVAC systems with an emphasis on energy efficiency.

Implemented in a CCHP configuration, the C1000 will allow the hotel to utilize the exhaust heat of the microturbine to provide domestic hot water and pool heating via a hot water heat exchanger, while also being able to satisfy the cooling needs of their facility through the use of an absorption chiller.

Capstone said that because the C1000 operates in dual mode, the facility will be able to function uninterrupted in the event of a power outage.