A 14-story high rise in Shanghai is the first in China’s largest city to use a C200 microturbine energy system from Capstone Turbine Corp.
The natural gas-fired microturbine from Capstone will be installed this summer to produce electricity for the Shanghai Shenergy Energy Center, along with thermal power providing air conditioning and hot and chilled water.
Capstone’s distributor, Shanghai Aerospace Energy Co., sold the 200 kW system and will oversee installation. The electricity will supplement power from the local utility, while the exhaust-heat energy generated by the compact C200 microturbine will be captured and run through two Yazaki absorption chillers.
The system in the Energy Center building will reach close to 75% efficiency, the company says.