On-Site Power

Data centers are increasingly viewed as poster children for extraordinarily large energy consumption. And onsite power generation is increasingly viewed as a viable alternative to reduce the reliance on utility-generated power for various types of building projects.

SolarWorld sent 440 230-watt Sunmodule solar panels to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where they will be used at five medical centers to power medical gear, refrigeration and air conditioning.

Westinghouse Electric Co. won a $172 million contract to build an emergency power supply facility for a Swiss nuclear power plant.

Aggreko’s North American business is investing more than $200 million in diesel and natural gas equipment manufactured by Cummins Inc.

Steel piping systems are widely used at coal-fired power plants for a variety of purposes, including the conveyance of coal ash slurry to nearby settling ponds, the transfer of limestone slurry to absorber spray towers for removal of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and hydrogen chloride (HCl) from flue gases and for transporting away the calcium sulfate by-product of the flue gas desulfurization process.