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Vergent Power Solutions – MicroTurbine Generators

Capstone MicroTurbine Distributor

Company Description:

Vergent Power Solutions is the exclusive distributor for Capstone Turbine in the Upper Midwest, New England, and Eastern Canada.

They are microturbine experts.  Microturbine energy is their passion.  They work together with their customers and project partners to complete energy projects that exceed expectations by being on time and performing to specifications.  They take pride in providing American clean energy technology that delivers economic return to businesses, hardens infrastructure, and makes our world a better place.

Vergent Power Solutions was formed in 2014 for the sole purpose of bringing Capstone microturbine products to market and providing best-in-class, long-term service to microturbine users in their territory.  They are a 100% microturbine-focused company.   Since the company’s inception, they have completed approximately thirty projects across a variety of markets, including several biogas to power projects.  Vergent Power Solutions can provide customized biogas fuel conditioning skids integrated with the microturbine power systems.

 

Vergent Power Solutions provides maintenance and service through its network of factory-trained and certified technicians.  Currently, the company services over 150 microturbines throughout its Capstone service territory in North America.

 

Technology Description:

Capstone Turbine Corporation® is the world’s leading producer of low-emission MicroTurbine systems, and was the first to market with commercially viable MicroTurbine energy products.  With thousands of MicroTurbine systems shipped to customers worldwide, and millions of operating hours, Capstone continues to successfully provide solutions to customer’s energy needs.  

Capstone MicroTurbine solutions help improve operations by putting them in control of their own energy costs.  Advanced engineering and more than 100 patents put the Capstone MicroTurbines in a class of their own.  By integrating an aero-based turbine engine, a magnetic generator, advanced power electronics, and air bearings technology, Capstone MicroTurbines are an ideal solution to today’s distributed generation needs.

Capstone MicroTurbines have just one moving part, no gearbox or other mechanical wear points, and use no lubricants or hazardous materials, resulting in minimal maintenance while providing reliable, dependable performance.  Capstone MicroTurbines can operate on a variety of gaseous or liquid fuels and emit very low emissions, making Capstone a clean, green, reliable source of energy. The MicroTurbines can be installed individually or multi-packed and can function in parallel or independent from the grid.  Our MicroTurbines are compact, lightweight, affordable, quiet, and provide a robust and reliable solution to your energy needs.  

Capstone MicroTurbines cleanly burn waste gases to create renewable power and heat. This feature replaces the traditional solution of flaring those gases, or even worse, letting them vent into the air – a practice that is wasteful, polluting, and contributes regularly to climate change. With the use of an anaerobic digester, Capstone microturbines are able to cleanly and effectively run on methane gas from landfills, wastewater treatment facilities and food processing facilities, as well as agriculture waste. Rather than simply venting or flaring the methane gas, Capstone microturbines can convert this free fuel to clean and reliable electricity for use at the site or surrounding areas. Capstone offers its "CR" (Capstone Renewable) line of microturbines specifically designed to operate on waste gas fuels.

Vergent Power Solutions 7244 Washington Avenue South, Eden Prairie, MN USA (888) 282-2071 Visit Company Website

Technology Type

  • AD Support

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor
  • Service Provider

Product

  • Energy

Problem

  • GHG
  • Odor
  • Pathogens

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Technology Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:

NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.

   

  • Long usable life and can be run reliably
  • Creates energy and generates environmental credits
  • Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
  • Requires other technologies for energy utilization
  • Requires other technologies for digestate handling
  • Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
  • Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Vergent Power Solutions is the exclusive distributor for Capstone Turbine in the Upper Midwest, New England, and Eastern Canada.   This technology has been successfully used on dairy digester gas in the U.S. in the past, installed by another distributor, but based on Newtrient's information that system is currently not operating. The turbine technology itself was not the primary issue, but there were multiple problems with the electronics which resulted in limited run time and excessive downtime on the system. The turbines are capable of handling hydrogen sulfide but an important consideration in the installation of the system is that the other components (i.e. blowers and filters) must also be capable of handling hydrogen sulfide as well.   Because Newtrient is not aware of any North American installations on dairies at this time, Capstone MicroTurbine and its distributors have not been evaluated for a 9-Point Score. Newtrient will continue to work with Capstone and its distributor network to collect cost and performance information on dairy installations that come on line.

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