There are more than twenty companies worldwide involved in the development and commercialization of microturbines for DER applications. Below are links for seven of the leading microturbine manufacturers:
Capstone Turbine Corporation, based in Chatsworth, California, is a leader in the commercialization of low-emission, high-reliability microturbine power generators. The company offers 30-kW and 60-kW systems for DER applications.
Elliott Energy Systems, located in Stuart, Florida, develops and manufactures 80-kW microturbines now with plans for larger units later.
Ingersoll-Rand Energy Systems, located in Portsmouth New Hampshire and Davidson, NC offers the MT70 Induction Microturbine with output of 70-kW grid-parallel electric power and the MT250 Synchronous Microturbine with 250 kW of grid-parallel or continuous electrical power . The MT250 features an integrated variable output waste heat recovery system.
Turbec AB was purchased in December 2003 by the Italian-based API Com srl (previously owned by ABB and Volvo Aero). The company offers a 100-kW microturbine power generator for commercial DER applications.