Cummins Inc. and Capstone Turbine Corp. have announced a three-year agreement to distribute Capstone-powered MicroTurbine systems through Cummins’ Power Generation business unit.
According to the agreement, Cummins will incorporate Capstone's 30-and/or 60-kilowatt MicroTurbine systems into a new Cummins line of turbine-powered generator systems. The Cummins products will have a "Powered by Capstone MicroTurbine" nameplate and be sold worldwide, with the exclusion of Japan and Mexico.
The Capstone MicroTurbine power system use a newer technology to generate electricity and usable heat with very low emissions from a variety of fuel sources, including natural gas, propane, diesel, kerosene and low-grade "waste" gases from landfills and other sources.
“The MicroTurbine power systems have demonstrated real-world reliability with more than a half-million hours of aggregated operation," said Jack Edwards, executive vp of Cummins. “The agreement capitalizes on the strengths of two market leaders.”
The companies said the products will be on the market later this year.