Explore our library of global case studies to learn how Capstone microturbines are aligning with businesses across various markets to improve their energy consumption through on-site power production. Since 1988, Capstone has shipped thousands of clean-and-green microturbines to customers around the world, logging millions of cumulative operating hours in the field. After all, Capstone is committed to improving the efficiency of the world’s energy infrastructure and reducing pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.
To continue to serve as a Red Cross Disaster Relief Shelter, Salem Community College in New Jersey needed to install a back-up power system that provides electricity, cooling, and heating to Davidow Hall — the 65,000-square-foot campus building that serves as the county’s shelter during emergencies. In 2009, the College installed three Capstone C65 ICHP MicroTurbines, a 100-ton Thermax absorption chiller, and a Capstone APS. The energy system provides 80% of the massive building’s electricity and 100% of cooling and heating each day, and produces grid-disconnect back-up power in an emergency. “I’m a strong believer that if this technology was used at other colleges, K–12 schools, municipalities, and county government facilities, there would be significant money saved,” Raymond Constantine, Executive Director said. “That means money going back to the community. I’m excited we’re at the forefront of energy innovation and a model for others to follow.”