Microgrid

Introducing Cat Microgrid Energy Solutions

A sustainable and successful industry, community or commercial installation relies on a dependable utility grid with a clean, consistent, and economical power supply. However, these ideal power conditions are rarely available in remote locations or those with weak infrastructure. That’s where Hawthorne Power Systems comes into the picture, providing fully customizable and scalable microgrid solutions to keep your industries producing, your communities developing, and your people connected.

Hybrid Microgrid Solutions

Caterpillar® is at the forefront of the energy transition, offering a superior alternative to expensive traditional methods of electricity generation. To achieve this goal, we integrate renewable power sources, such as wind and solar, with conventional diesel or gas-fueled power generator sets. These hybrid microgrids, ranging in 10kW to 100MW capacity, also include smart energy storage systems to strengthen power stability and control costs. The result is a flexible power solution that reduces your fuel consumption and carbon emissions, while lowering your long-term operating expenses.

 

Fully Independent & Customizable

Our microgrids operate independent of the grid and existing infrastructure, making installation possible in the most challenging environments, such as mines and other remote locations. The entire microgrid system is managed through one central control panel, offers flexible fuel options, and is designed for superior performance, using state-of-the art technologies, such as thin-film solar modules. Each microgrid system is created with standardized building blocks configured to your exact specifications.

Microgrid In Action

See how Caterpillar’s largest North American Proving Ground uses microgrid technology to operate completely off grid, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Formerly, the Tucson, Arizona, site exclusively used three Cat C15 diesel generator sets to power the facility. In 2016, Caterpillar transitioned the site to demonstrate real-world value of its microgrid solution, incorporating a 500 kW solar array and energy storage system. The new integrated system, combining renewable technology with traditional power generation, is expected to reduce fuel consumption by 33 percent and save more than 1,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Building Your Microgrid Solution

Thanks to breakthroughs in clean, renewable energy technologies, it’s possible to quickly and inexpensively install dependable hybrid microgrid power systems in virtually any location. Our systems are offered as a complete turnkey solution or as a custom-built system incorporated into your existing power infrastructure. Our team provides ongoing, comprehensive support from initial site audits, project conception, and design to installation and implementation. We also offer:

  • Financing options
  • Product upgrades and system expansion
  • Standard and extended warranties
  • Comprehensive parts and service agreements
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Microgrid

Cat® Microgrids provide cost effective power for on- and off-grid communities and commercial or industrial installations. By combining renewable energy, from our photovoltaic solar modules and advanced energy storage solutions, with traditional generation, from utilities or generator sets, we can develop an energy system specifically designed for your needs. The Cat Microgrid combines all sources into a single, controllable entity to optimize the flow of energy so it can be produced at the lowest total costs.

Model
Application
Module Type
Rated Power
 

Application

Compatible with 1000V and 1500V plant architectures

Module Type

Mono crystalline bifacial halfcut PERC

Application

Compatible with 1000V and 1500V plant architectures

Module Type

Mono crystalline halfcut PERC

Application

Compatible with 1000V plant architectures

Module Type

Mono crystalline halfcut black PERC

Application

Compatible with 1000V and 1500V plant architectures

Module Type

Shingled mono crystalline PERC

Application

Energy Storage System

Module Type

Integral part of Power Grid Stabilization and Energy Time Shift modules

Rated Power

1000 kVA (1000kW 1PF)

Application

Microgrid Control

Module Type

Monitoring / control and asset optimization

Application

Reserve Power Capacity

Module Type

Energy Storage

Application

Peak Shaving

Module Type

Energy Time Shift

Rated Power

570-1000 kW

Application

Photovoltaic and energy storage systems

Module Type

Monitoring / control, assets optimization

Application

Transient Assist

Module Type

Heavy Duty mobile Grid Stabilization

Rated Power

840-1260 kW

Application

Transient Assist

Module Type

Grid stabilization

Rated Power

840-1260 kW

Contact a Hawthorne Power Systems Representative to learn more about Cat Microgrid Solutions.


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