Capstone Turbine Corporation, a clean-technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently announced it received a major order for multiple buildings from New York-based Related Companies, an environmentally conscious real estate development and investment firm. Capstone distributor RSP Systems, headquartered in Bronx, NY, secured the order.
The company’s initial order includes multiple Capstone C65 and C200 Dual Mode microturbines that are expected to be installed over the next two years in several of its new best-in-class office buildings, apartments, and mixed-use properties. Some of the sites will feature combined heat and power (CHP) applications; others will operate in combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) applications.
The Capstone microturbines will be installed in a variety of Related’s new construction projects, including several of the buildings at Hudson Yards, said to be the largest private mixed-use development ever undertaken in New York City being developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group. The natural gas Capstone C200 microturbines will provide 1.2 MW of primary trigeneration power and backup capabilities at the first commercial tower at Hudson Yards.
In addition, C65 turbines will be deployed at Hunters Point South Parcels A and B, the first two buildings of New York City’s ambitious 5,000 unit development of affordable and workforce housing on the waterfront in Long Island City, Queens. The low-emission Capstone microturbines will displace utility power and also provide heat, domestic hot water, chilled water and back-up power, depending on the site.