Capstone Turbine Corporation ( www.capstoneturbine.com ) a leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it has partnered with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Brenmiller Energy on a groundbreaking thermal energy storage project for Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY). The project received a one million dollar grant from the Israel-United States Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation to investigate low emission thermal energy storage as a means to increase the efficiency of standard combined heat and power (CHP) systems.
The installation will serve as a demonstration project for innovative thermal energy storage technology in New York. The collaboration is one of many projects deployed as part of New York State’s Energy Storage Roadmap that includes energy storage targets of 1,500 megawatts by 2025-the equivalent electricity demand of one-fifth of all New York homes.
“Our microturbine will directly pipe low emission exhaust gas into a Brenmiller bGen zero carbon thermal storage unit so that it can extract and store the heat until it is needed. The system represents an alternative to battery storage with potentially greater discharge durations,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone Turbine President and Chief Executive Officer. “This new groundbreaking thermal energy storage unit is designed to shift large amounts of energy over long periods of time, thereby providing an effective solution over other technologies when grid-scale energy storage of long duration is required,” added Jamison.
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