What generations before you considered waste is now counted as cost-saving fuel. Byproduct gases from agricultural, food processing, and industrial processes are captured to create agricultural biogas that fuels Cat low-energy fuel generators. And the energy you generate is nearly free power for your facility. It's technology to cut your input costs and reduce the release of harmful gases. Our standby and rental emergency generators help farmers keep their operations running smoothly during costly power outages. From dairy farms to greenhouse facilities, Cat farm generators provide power for all your agricultural applications.
Choose to sell additional power to your electric utility with our switchgear, including programmable logic controller (PLC) based controls, so you can parallel your farm generators for agricultural industry to the local grid.
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Durable and reliable biogas can yield significant long-range savings, in addition to being environmentally responsible. Biogas, which is derived as a byproduct of many agricultural, food processing, and industrial processes, is used today as a fuel source for engine generators. By tapping into biogas resources with proven Caterpillar technology, agricultural biogas and industrial biogas projects result in:
When power is produced locally without heat recovery from the engine, Caterpillar provides radiators to provide proper cooling to the engine jacket water, engine oil, and aftercooler water circuits. Cat paralleling switchgear is employed to allow generators to operate with one another or in conjunction with a local utility power source.
Although diesel fueled emergency power systems will always be the solution of choice for life safety emergency standby systems, there has been an increasing move toward natural gas fueled standby power systems in recent years. Typically installed with an automatic transfer switch (ATS) or paralleling switchgear control for multiple generators, these systems sense when a utility outage occurs and automatically start the backup power system and transfer power to the emergency source. When normal grid power returns, the control system automatically switches back and shuts down the emergency generator.
The C18 diesel generator sets have been developed for your mission critical, standby and prime applications. Producing reliable power from 500 to 600 ekW at 60 Hz, meeting ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements and built to accept 100 percent rated load in one step. Our C18 generator sets range from low fuel consumption systems to EPA Stationary Emergency (Tier 2) certified.Learn More
Caterpillar is leading the power generation marketplace with Fast Response generator sets engineered to deliver unmatched performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.Learn More
From natural gas-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) systems and emergency power for facilities, to renewable biogas energy to support the local grid, or electricity generated from coal mine gases, Caterpillar has a wide range of reliable gas power solutions.Learn More
Cat® Microgrids provide cost effective power for on- and off-grid communities and commercial or industrial installations. By combining renewable energy, from our photovoltaic solar modules and advanced energy storage solutions, with traditional generation, from utilities or generator sets, we can develop an energy system specifically designed for your needs. The Cat Microgrid combines all sources into a single, controllable entity to optimize the flow of energy so it can be produced at the lowest total costs.Learn More
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Approximately 1.2 billion people live without access to electricity, mostly in rural communities which are highly dispersed with low populations. This makes it cost prohibitive to bring in utility sources. Electricity for basic services – lights, fans, computers, television and phones – has a significant impact.