The system is a 30-kW microturbine manufactured by Capstone Turbine (Chatsworth, CA). According to the American Gas Association (AGA), the microturbine can generate enough power to run the night and emergency lights for the entire 18-story building. AGA also says that the efficiency of the system is further enhanced because its waste heat is used to run an absorption chiller, which creates air conditioning from heat rather than electricity.
— by Greg Mazurkiewicz
Publication date: 11/11/2002