Microturbine supplier Capstone has received an order from the UK for an integrated combined heat and power (iCHP) unit.

Planned for installation at an unnamed commercial facility, the order includes the C200S gas-fired microturbine, an integrated roof-mounted heat recovery module and a pre-paid five-year protection plan.

The commercial facility required an efficient and cost-effective energy solution to provide on-site power, Capstone said. The thermal energy from the microturbine’s exhaust will be captured and converted into space heating and hot water for the building. In this configuration the system’s overall efficiency exceeds 80 per cent, the company added.

The order was secured under Capstone’s new bundled solutions programme by the firm’s UK distributor Pure World Energy.

“This order is significant as it is one of the first under our new bundled solutions programme which is designed to improve customer project economics and drive increased adoption rates,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone’s president and CEO, adding that the scheme “is designed to drive an increase in accessory sales and aftermarket service revenue.”

The company said its microturbines provide “the ideal solution” for UK customers who participate in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, under which they are obligated to purchase and surrender emissions allowances on the basis of carbon emissions.