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Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy Solutions and Technology

As the energy transition moves forward, you’re faced with numerous questions when selecting the power generation strategy that’s right for your enterprise.

  • How can I improve the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of my current power solutions?
  • How can I integrate renewable energy resources like solar and wind into my energy mix?
  • How do I future-proof the power solution I need today?
  • How can I better utilize available energy resources?
  • Which energy solutions make commercial sense for my business as we plan for growth?
  • How do I make my rental power solution more sustainable?
  • Are biofuels and hydrogen viable options as fuels?
  • How can I make my business more energy efficient?

At Caterpillar, we have a powerful combination of technologies and expertise to help you map your journey toward a lower carbon future.  We have decades of experience in designing power solutions for every industry – utilities, data centers, health care, mining sites, manufacturing, agriculture, municipalities, and many more.

One size doesn’t fit all, so we have a comprehensive portfolio of sustainable power generation technologies available now that can be tailored to your company. We’re also at the forefront of the industry in developing next-generation solutions for tomorrow. 

And the global Cat® dealer network is with you every step of the way to understand your requirements and make sure your power solution keeps working year after year to deliver on performance, reliability, durability, and long-term value.

Your journey to a reduced-carbon future can start right now. Take the first step by contacting your local Cat dealer or filling out the form below.

Sustainability Overview

For Caterpillar, sustainability is not a new concept. It’s part of who we are and what we do every single day. From lower carbon intensity fuels to solar power, Cat Electric Power puts sustainability in action by delivering a wide range of power solutions that make your operations more efficient and help to meet your sustainability-related goals.

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Caterpillar’s Commitment to Sustainability

Learn more about how Caterpillar is building a better world by visiting our sustainability webpage.
 

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B2Gold reduces costs through lower fossil fuel consumption with a solar plant at its Otjikoto Mine in Namibia featuring 62,400 Cat® thin-film photovoltaic modules, 260 solar inverters, seven 1 MW transformers, and the Cat Microgrid Master Controller.

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In Livermore, Kentucky, Buck Creek Farm must keep the fans in its poultry buildings running 24/7, relying on a 70 kW Cat solar system with monocrystalline panels and inverters to help keep energy costs low with sustainable power.

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Since California’s commercial energy prices are the third highest in the U.S., Hawthorne Cat installed a 492 kW solar array to deliver clean power to its 30-acre Rancho Bernardo headquarters, reducing an estimated 560 metric tons of carbon dioxide on an annual basis.

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When the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency decided to diversify its power generation portfolio with more sustainable sources, it commissioned a 1,000 kW solar photovoltaic system from Caterpillar, which produces enough energy to power approximately 145 homes.

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Because the Tucson Proving Ground is too remote to easily connect to the local utility grid, Caterpillar installed a hybrid microgrid system to align with its sustainability goals, offsetting its generator set operation and reducing its diesel fuel use by 33 percent.

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Aging infrastructure at the W.R. Grace & Co. facility in Curtis Bay became an ongoing challenge, so the company commissioned a combined heat and power plant powered by two Cat generator sets, resulting in an estimated annual energy savings of $1.2 million.

Otjikoto Mine (B2Gold), Namibia
Buck Creek Farm, Livermore, Kentucky
Hawthorne Cat, San Diego, California
Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA), Rantoul, Illinois
Tucson Proving Ground, Tucson, Arizona
W.R. Grace & Co.'s Curtis Bay facility, South Baltimore, Maryland

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Caterpillar to Offer Power Solutions Operating on 100% Hydrogen to Customers in 2021

Caterpillar Inc. announced that the company will begin offering Cat generator sets capable of operating on 100% hydrogen, including fully renewable green hydrogen, on a designed-to-order basis in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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CATERPILLAR AND CERTARUS SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING TO EXPLORE LOWER CARBON ENERGY SOLUTIONS

Caterpillar Inc. and Certarus Ltd. announce that they have entered a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities to leverage each party's strengths to bring lower carbon energy solutions to their combined customer base.

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CATERPILLAR, TOROMONT SUPPORT HAMILTON HEALTH SCIENCES’ SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES THROUGH HIGH-EFFICIENCY UPGRADES TO COGENERATION SOLUTIONS

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has selected Toromont, the local Cat® dealer, to supply 13 Cat G3516H natural gas generator sets providing a total of 25.5 MW of power output to update its combined heat and power (CHP) capabilities and substantially reduce its carbon footprint at three hospitals in its network. 

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Caterpillar Collaborates with District
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Caterpillar Inc. today announced a low-carbon-intensity fuel project with District Energy St. Paul to demonstrate a 2.0 MW combined heat and power (CHP) system fueled by various combinations of hydrogen and natural gas.

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Reman

Keeping electric power system equipment in peak condition is critical to performance and productivity. A sustainable and cost-effective way to ensure optimal operations is through buying remanufactured (Reman) parts. Not only are Reman parts available at a fraction of the cost of new, but also come with a one-year warranty and provide the same quality, reliability, and durability as Cat original parts.

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Any size or shape. When you need power, Caterpillar is equal to the challenge. Our generators are used in a variety of applications.

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