Microturbines Break into the Market

Microturbine shipments showed marked growth in 2000, posting a 300-percent increase from 1999, according to the Madison, Wis.-based energy market research firm, Primen.

06/21/2001


Microturbine shipments showed marked growth in 2000, posting a 300-percent increase from 1999, according to the Madison, Wis.-based energy market research firm, Primen.

"The surge in shipments last year demonstrates that the industry is leaving the research and development phase and entering true commercial markets," says Nicholas Lenssen, Primen's senior director of distributed generation. "This may signal that the long-anticipated rapid growth spurt for microturbines has arrived, though uncertainty remains over just how big—and fast—the industry will eventually become."

In terms of total electrical generating capacity, shipments increased 400 percent from 1999 to 2000, with the average shipment rising from 36 kilowatts to 45 kilowatts.

For more information on Primen's microturbine report, log on to: www.primen.com .





Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Boiler basics; 2017 Product of the Year winners; Manufacturing facilities Q&A; Building integration; Piping and pumping systems
2017 MEP Giants; Mergers and acquisitions report; ASHRAE 62.1; LEED v4 updates and tips; Understanding overcurrent protection
Integrating electrical and HVAC for energy efficiency; Mixed-use buildings; ASHRAE 90.4; Wireless fire alarms assessment and challenges
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
Transformers; Electrical system design; Selecting and sizing transformers; Grounded and ungrounded system design, Paralleling generator systems
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; VFDs in high-performance buildings
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me