Cat® Microgrids: Solar & Energy Storage Systems

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SEE WHY YOU CAN TRUST YOUR PROJECT TO CATERPILLAR

Caterpillar offers a full range of Cat® Microgrid systems from 10 kW to 100 MW. Fully supported by your local Cat dealer, we are with you at every phase of your project – from the delivery of your complete turnkey or design-to-order system with maximized renewable penetration to product upgrades, financing services, warranty, service agreements, and parts availability.

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SOLAR POWER KEEPS COSTS DOWN AT POULTRY FARM

To keep food production moving forward, Buck Creek Farm in Livermore, Kentucky, relies on a 70 kW Cat solar power system to maintain specific temperature and ventilation requirements for raising nearly half a million chickens each year in its four 20,000-square-foot poultry barns.

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MICROGRID MASTER CONTROLLER

ENERGY STORAGE

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making sustainable progress possible.

Keep your industries producing, communities developing, and people connected. Caterpillar is at the forefront of the energy transition, integrating renewable power with smart energy storage and conventional diesel or gas fuelled power generation. 

The Cat Microgrid system, which contains both photovoltaic solar modules and energy storage, provides: 

  • Increased energy efficiency with no reliance on the grid and optimal total cost of ownership.
  • Smart Microgrids mean efficient power that can be produced where and when it's needed without transmission lines and transformer losses.
  • High performance, scalable system designed and built using standardized building blocks that are easy and quick to install even in challenging environments.

To learn more about our microgrid technology, check out Microgrid 101, where you can watch our free webinar.

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CAT photovoltaic solar modules 

Powered by advanced thin-film solar modules that are setting the industry benchmark with improved performance over conventional silicon solar panels, the Cat Solar Microgrid system offers: 

  • Superior Performance. Reliable and predictable energy in all climates and applications particularly in high temperature, high humidity, extreme desert, and coastal environments where it generates more energy than multi-crystalline silicon solar modules. 
  • Robust Modules. Modules are independently tested to pass accelerated life and stress tests beyond industry standards (including Thresher, IEC, ISO, UL, CSI, MCS, CEC and other international standards) and come with warranty protection. 
  • A Scalable, Compatible, and Easy to Install System. A fully scalable, pre-engineered solar microgrid system.

Complete control of your system with our microgrid master controller (MMC) and Cat® Connect

The MMC manages every source in the entire Cat Microgrid system, including main-grid when connected, keeping loads energized all the time, with high quality power at the lowest cost.

Cat Connect helps you track and manage the operation of a smart microgrid system, confirm desired cost savings, flag potential problems, perform remote troubleshooting, and identify opportunities for further operational or system enhancement.

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Cat Connect for microgrid example
Energy Storage
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Energy Storage

ENERGY STORAGE PAIRED WITH CAT BI-DIRECTION POWER (BDP) MODULE FOR ULTIMATE SYSTEM EFFICIENCY 

The Cat BDP module offers state-of-the-art energy conversion and storage technologies. This includes the Cat power electronics system, renowned for its operational capabilities in harsh environments, as demonstrated by its use in the Cat D7E track-type tractor. 

World-class power, electronic insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) seamlessly control the charge and discharge of the energy storage, providing another tried and tested Caterpillar technology that is fully operational in the field with support ranging from Cat parts availability to service tools. 

Energy storage technologies from traditional lead-acid to lithium ion can be combined according to the needs of your application. 

FLEXIBLE FUEL OPTIONS

Providing all the reliability and durability you need, Caterpillar offers the industry’s widest range of diesel, gas and dual fuel generator sets; automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power systems, and switchgear for seamless integration. From configuration to installation, operation and aftercare, your local Cat dealer is committed to your success, to ensure the Cat generator set you buy today is the one you trust years from now.

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Cat microgrids in the news

Water but No Grid: A Cat Microgrid Solves Dilemma for UAE Agricultural Operation

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The Cat Microgrid system received a POWER magazine commercial and industrial generation award. 

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