Diesel Backup or Paralleling Generator Systems

Energy Storage Systems (ESS) provide a multitude of advantages to both renewable and fossil fuel generation systems. Energy storage can turn Solar PV and Wind generation into a dispatchable power source. Power quality, reduced generation costs, peak shaving, and frequency control are also provided with energy storage systems.

Battery Storage

With continuing battery technology innovations and price reductions, battery technology is becoming a dominant design choice for many commercial, industrial, and utility applications. Battery technologies are selected based upon the application, budget, and generating system. Capital costs, operation and maintenance costs, roundtrip efficiency, lifespan, and load profiles are all considerations in selecting the appropriate solution. Deep-Cycle lead acid, lithium ion, sodium-sulphur, and flow batteries each have their advantages and disadvantages in energy storage. Tropitech has working relationships with large manufacturers such as Tesla Energy, EOS Energy Storage, and Aquion Energy.

Power Generation

Generating clean, reliable, power is important for all building applications. Whether prime or backup power, when the generation plant is called upon the system must deliver. Tropitech can design your power generation system based upon the specific need and application. Diesel, propane, and Clean Bio-fuel gensets as well as renewable energy generation are all considerations for your Prime or baseload generation. 

Generation system controls are as important as the power plant itself. We can design a complete system integrating generation with the utility, other power sources, or within a Microgrid scheme. Power generation designs are dependent on the hourly load profile, existing eqiupment, and customer priorities. Considerations include budget, energy savings, energy storage integration, paralleling applications, location, and available fuel sources.

Co-Generation and Heat Recovery

Co-Generation is the process or production of thermal and electric energy from a single fuel source. Making use of waste heat is a huge opportunity often missed in power generation systems.

Typical applications consist of generating power using a diesel, propane, or bio-fuel Generator and then capturing the heat from the engine’s jacket water and/or exhaust system. Not only is this heat typically lost to the atmosphere, often electric fans and complicated radiator sytems are utilized to remove this heat.

This heat can be captured and utilized to provide domestic hot water, steam generation (i.e. to produce more electricity), or evaporative air conditioning.