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New Solar Installation Reduces Energy Costs

California’s commercial energy prices are the third highest in the nation and operating state-of-the-art service facilities require a reliable energy source. Earlier this year, Hawthorne Cat installed a 492 kW solar array on the roof of their Rancho Bernardo headquarters to address the rising costs of energy. Designed to produce 100 percent of annual electricity usage, the new solar installation features 1,348 Caterpillar solar panels and a data acquisition system to monitor energy production.

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West Coast Tomato Growers | Hawthorne Power Systems Customer Spotlight

The family of Harry Singh Jr. has been farming high-quality tomatoes in California for over 70 years in northern San Diego County along Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton. Until 2011, West Coast Tomato Growers (WCTG), formerly Pole Tomato Sales Inc. was the largest tomato grower in the United States. Their tomatoes are grown on poles, in pristine conditions, and shipped the same day as harvest on refrigerated trucks.

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Cat Electric Power SpecSizer 2.0

Caterpillar Electric Power recently introduced the latest commercial and industrial generator set sizing software, Cat® Electric Power SpecSizer. SpecSizer 2.0 examines factors based on your site conditions, load characteristics, and required performance in order to provide accurate technical data and help you find the proper generator set size.

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Rental Power Plan

Electricity is never more scarce and significant than after a disaster when lights are out, telephones disabled, and businesses shut down. Many people need food, water, heat, and medical attention. Recovery is nearly impossible without power, yet no one can predict when it will be restored.

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2018 Cat Marine Power Solutions Selections Guide

No matter the marine power solution you’re business is looking for, Hawthorne Power Systems has what you need. Cat Marine recently released the 2018 Marine Power Solutions Selections Guide, your go to for all things marine power. This annual publication includes Cat, MaK, and EMD products renowned not only for their reliability, durability, and efficiency, but for their designs and innovations.

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Cat Portable Generators Now Available at Hawthorne Cat

Easy to Use, Increased Run Time, Reliable Performance

San Diego, CA -- Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat® equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Pacific Region, introduces six new Portable Generators ranging from 3,600 to 12,000 watts.

Cat Home and Outdoor Portable Generators feature easy push/pull/carry designs and include updated lighting, tool kits, an electric start, and more. Models sold in California meet California Air Resource Board (CARB) compliant qualifications.

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Hawthorne Power Systems Announces New Air Compressor Solutions

The Complete Source for Air Compressor Repair, Maintenance, Rentals, and Sales

San Diego, CA -- Hawthorne Power Systems, the authorized sales, rental, parts and service dealer for Cat electric power, back-up power, stand-by power equipment, and industrial engines, announces new air compressor solutions. Hawthorne Power Systems is the authorized Sullair portable air compressor dealer in San Diego County, providing a complete source for repair, maintenance, rentals and sales.

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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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