Capstone Turbine Corp. recently added two new companies to its distributor network in both North and South America, one of which, Fluid Control Systems S.A., headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is Capstone’s second distributor in Argentina. The company offers experience in selling, installing and servicing energy-related products to manufacturing and industrial firms to improve power reliability while reducing energy costs.
Fluid Control Systems will sell, install and service Capstone microturbine systems for applications that include combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP), combined heat and power (CHP), agricultural, biogas, and oil and gas markets. “Fluid Control Systems has an impressive list of customers in Argentina and will play an important role in expanding Capstone’s presence throughout the country,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Argentinean companies need our products because the country’s power grid is stretched and businesses face growing power interruptions that affect productivity.”
In North America, NewLoop Energy will sell, install and service low-emission Capstone microturbines for use in hospitals, hotels, office buildings, manufacturers and other large commercial properties in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., and Southeastern Wisconsin, U.S.A.
NewLoop will focus on installations that use on-site power in a CCHP or CHP application. In addition, NewLoop will work closely with landfills throughout the region interested in installing Capstone microturbines as a clean on-site energy source. Capstone microturbines use waste methane gas produced by decomposing garbage as fuel. Normally, landfills flare the waste methane a greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.
“Capstone products are ideal for use in combined cooling, heating and power applications,” said Tim McAvoy, general manager, NewLoop Energy. “The microturbines run on a variety of fuels and can easily integrate with other energy equipment. In addition, waste heat energy created by the microturbines as they produce electricity can be used to heat buildings. Or the waste heat energy can be run through an absorption chiller to create air conditioning or heating. Capstone turbines are a highly efficient, clean and green source of energy.”
“Illinois, Wisconsin and the U.S. government have several rebate programs for green-energy systems,” said Crouse. “Because Capstone products significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency, they are candidates for these rebates, including a US$3 billion fund created by the American Recovery and Re-investment Act.”