Hybrid Trigeneration System

Jamaican Hotel Runs a Hybrid Trigeneration System: Solar & Wind

Jamaica’s first hotel that runs on electricity from renewable sources, has just opened its doors. The trigeneration system is a hybrid of two renewable sources: solar and wind.

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Capstone Green Energy stated that one of its affiliates had been successful in securing an order to deliver and maintain a hybrid photovoltaic (PV), solar, and microturbine trigeneration system for a hotel complex located in Jamaica.

It is anticipated that the new system will eliminate the need for the hotel operator to spend money on a standby generator with a capacity of 2 MW.

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The hotel’s peak electricity consumption is equivalent to the capacity that the trigeneration system is meant to supply, which is 2.25 MW. Additionally, the system is designed to provide a reserve capacity of 60% in order to support the hotel’s objective of attaining energy independence. In addition to this, it is anticipated that the system will generate 440 kW, which is equivalent to 1.5 MMBtu per hour, of domestic hot water as well as 599 tonnes of dual-fired absorption cooling to meet the hotel’s peak need for cooling.

According to Capstone, it is projected that the installation will lower the hotel’s energy costs by more than 45%, which will offer a straightforward payback of 3.5 years. In addition, the consumer committed to a 20-year maintenance and labour coverage plan when they made their purchase.

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Capstone stated that an earlier project they had worked on with the hotel company had a concept that was comparable to this one and had a straightforward payback of less than four years.

It is anticipated that the installation of the trigeneration system will cut the hotel’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases by 31%.

According to Darren Jamison, the Chief Executive Officer of Capstone, “hotels and resorts are highly suited for microturbine-based co- and tri-generation power systems because of their high levels of requirement for energy,” which includes domestic hot water, power, and cooling.


According to Darren Jamison, Chief Executive Officer of Capstone Green Energy, “Hotels and resorts are well suited for microturbine-based co- and tri-generation power systems due to their high levels of need for energy to include domestic hot water, power, and cooling.” This statement was made in reference to the high energy requirements of hotels and resorts.”The cost savings alone are incredibly enticing, but add the benefits of clean energy, particularly for hotels and resorts in sensitive regions, and systems like this one become a genuinely excellent energy option.” [Citation needed]

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What is a solar-wind hybrid system?

The term “wind-solar hybrid system” refers to a power generation setup that uses both wind and solar energy to produce electricity. Solar cells and miniature wind turbines are integrated into the system’s architecture to produce power.

Can you have both solar and wind power?

Experts in the field of renewable energy claim that a tiny “hybrid” electric system that combines home wind electric and home solar electric (photovoltaic, or PV) technology has significant benefits over each solo system.

Are hybrid solar systems worth it?

If you’re looking to save money in the long run, the larger initial investment for a hybrid system is justified by the savings you’ll see on your monthly power bill. Most, if not all, of the extra energy produced by your solar energy system will be stored in your battery instead of being sold back to your utility.

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