Industrial Remote Site Power Generation


When presented with an industrial remote site power challenge, Gentherm Global Power Technologies* (GPT) always seeks the solution that provides the lowest overall cost of ownership over the required operating life of the customer's asset. Our sales people have technical knowledge and they work together with our Integrated System engineers to do this. We also take into account other customer preferences, such as the increasing desire to incorporate green technology in remote power systems.

GPT has experience deploying systems with the following technologies embedded as a prime or secondary generator:

  • Thermoelectric Generators (TEGs)
  • Photovoltaics
  • Cycle chargers (GlobalCharge)
  • Reciprocating gensets (diesel, natural gas or LPG)
  • Wind turbines
  • Micro-turbines
  • Fuel Cells
  • Stirling Engines
  • PD Turbines

Generally the technology chosen to generate remote power depends on a number of factors:

  • If the site is unshaded through the year, and is below the 60th latitude, north or south, then photovoltaic panels can be considered.
  • For sites with strong, steady, predictable winds, wind turbines may be the best generating source.
  • For critical loads, 'hybrids', with a secondary generation source as a backup to the photovoltaic panels and/or wind turbines is recommended.
  • If the site is shady and calm, or has an indigenous source of natural gas, then thermoelectric generators are often the technology of choice.
  • When tanked fuel has to be hauled in, higher efficiency hybrids or a cycle charge system is likely the best option.

Whichever direction the analysis points to for generating sources, GPT treats the generating subsystem as a complete package. This means we include any control logic, interconnections and generator management that is required for optimal reliability and efficiency. In some cases, this capability is built into GPT's products, and in others a separate control system is required, most often a PLC-based control module.

Our engineers are also familiar with micro-turbines, fuel cells, Stirling engines and PD turbines and would consider them when creating a custom solution. Generally the technology chosen to generate remote power depends on a number of factors.  Contact your nearest sales representative to discuss your site, and all the available options.

*Formerly Global Thermoelectric

Gentherm Global Power Technologies*(GPT)  Remote power products are designed for a minimum 20-year service life.

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