First Power+ Generator™ 6500 Opens New Market For Distributed Power Generation
Reno, Nevada – ElectraTherm, a market leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, shipped the first Power+ Generator 6500 (up to 110kW electrical output) to a garden centre in the United Kingdom. Scheduled for commissioning in early 2016, the site will use biomass to generate clean electricity. The Power+ also acts as a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) unit with excess heat from the condensing side to be utilized for heating the garden centre, as well as drying the biomass fuel to a lower moisture content to increase the boiler’s efficiency.
At the garden centre, ElectraTherm utilizes Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and proprietary technologies to generate power from low temperature heat at 119°C. The site is using wood chips to fuel an Ariterm Bio Boiler. The boiler heats water to run the Power+ Generator, and produces clean electricity that is sold back to the National Grid at an incentivized rate. The remaining heat from ElectraTherm’s condenser helps dry wood chips as part of the biomass process.
“The addition of the Power+ Generator to the Garden Centre increases overall site efficiency, and reduces our use of fossil fuels and their ever increasing costs,” said Sam Ainscow, Manager of Summerseat & Bradley Fold Garden Centre. “ORC technology is critical to maximizing the site’s operations, and ElectraTherm is the most proven, robust ORC technology available with more than 50 machines approaching 500,000 hours of cumulative runtime. We are looking forward to a simple installation, followed by the long term benefits of the Power+ Generator.”
ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator is available in three different sizes. The 4200 generates up to 35kWe, the 4400 generates up to 65kWe, and the 6500 is the largest size model generating up to 110kWe. ElectraTherm’s ORC technology can capture low temperature waste heat at 77-116°C to generate fuel-free, emission-free power. Applications include internal combustion engines, biomass, flare gas (at oil & gas wells, wastewater treatment plants and landfills) and geothermal/co-produced fluids. A list of ElectraTherm’s Power+ fleet reference sites is currently available on the website.
About ElectraTherm, Inc.
ElectraTherm, Inc. is a renewable energy company headquartered in Reno, Nevada, USA. ElectraTherm’s product, the Power+ Generator™, generates fuel-free, emission-free power from low temperature waste heat using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and patented technology. Our machines are modular, robust power generators with an attractive return on investment. For more information on ElectraTherm and its clean energy products, please visit www.electratherm.com.