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Why Microgrids Are Ideal for Powering Remote Locations

Microgrids are interconnected loads and generation sources that act together as a single entity to power remote locations. They are typically used on sites without access to larger power grids, such as telecommunication towers, remote villages, resorts, islands, and mine sites. The microgrid concept is not new, but technological advancements and affordable renewable energy solutions have made them a more practical option.

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Caterpillar Introduces their First Tier 4 Final Diesel Generator Set

Recently, Caterpillar introduced the Cat XQ375, the first Tier 4 Final mobile diesel generator set. Ideal for mid-sized power need, the XQ375 rental generator is powered by the fuel-efficient Cat C13 ACERT engine. Rated for standby operation at 375 ekW, the new XQ375 features greater power output than previous generator sets in this product category. Additionally, the XQ375 has enhanced sound attenuation and can change voltage faster. Caterpillar will introduce a full line of Tier 4 Final mobile diesel power modules ranging from 20 ekW to 500 ekW over the next two years.

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Rental Generators Provide the Power You Need

Hawthorne Power Systems offers a great selection of Caterpillar diesel powered mobile generators ranging from 3.5 kW to 2000 kW. Rental gensets are available on trailers for easy transportation and quick dispatch and installation. Each generator includes an on-board fuel tank that can be equipped with paralleling capability, auto start/stop controls, and dual voltage.

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Sharp Medical | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

Sharp Health Care, San Diego's largest health care provider, depends on Caterpillar to ensure its facilities have reliable power 100% of the time. Sharp's Metropolitan Medical Campus has four Cat 3512 standby power generator sets. Additionally, the Chula Vista location has two standby power generator sets as well.

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USS Midway | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

After 47 years of service, the USS Midway is now permanently docked in San Diego Bay. The USS Midway is a floating WW II museum and features more than 60 exhibits, a gift shop, and a theatre. 

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Unscheduled Power Outages | Electrical System Maintenance

Don't let an unscheduled power outage happen to you. In the Caterpillar blog "Preventing Unscheduled Power Outages: Electrical System Maintenance" by Grant Kuch, he recommends performing routine maintenance checks on your electrical components is just as important as maintaining your mechanical equipment. Electrical components, like circuit breakers are often overlooked.  A circuit breaker is much can become stiff and unstable if it goes too long without being checked. Some power outages can be prevented by implementing standard equipment testing and scheduling routine preventative maintenance. 

Read the blog for more information. Contact a Hawthorne Power Systems representative to schedule your preventative maintenance.

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