Many grid-based power projects fail to meet the demand for good and clean power from large companies in IT and IT-enabled services. Other industries such as telecommunications, financial services and manufacturing firms are now functioning in networked environments that require very high levels of protection against power outages. Additionally, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and small office-home offices (SOHOs) are increasing computing power to grow, thereby adding more pressure on the weak power infrastructure. UPS vendors cannot afford to miss such opportunities.
The Capstone Microturbine
CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 9, 2000–Capstone Turbine Corp. announced a 2-year, 126-unit order for its microturbine power systems from Mariah Energy, a leading Canadian energy service provider based in Calgary, Alberta.