Capstone Turbine to bring thermal energy storage to SUNY school in partnership with NY Power Authority

By District Energy posted 04-09-2020 15:06

  

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Capstone Turbine Corporation has announced a partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Brenmiller Energy on a thermal energy project for Purchase college, a State University of New York (SUNY) institution.

The project won a $1 million grant from the Israel-United States Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation to examine low-emission thermal energy storage as a way to increase the efficiency of standard combined heat and power (CHP) systems.

The installation is intended to be a model for innovative thermal energy storage technology in New York, and this project is one of many deployed as part of New York State's Energy Storage Roadmap — a state initiative with an energy storage target of 1,500 megawatts by 2025, or 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,” Capstone CEO Darren Jamison said in a statement. “The system represents an alternative to battery storage with potentially greater discharge durations."

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