“Is it possible to have turbines the size of refrigerators?”
Turbines are the most prevalent means of generating electricity. However, they are often very large, and can’t be used for smaller applications. But what if we were to somehow make them smaller in size? Well, this turns out to be the operating principle behind a device known as a microturbine. Microturbines are the size of refrigerators, can generate between 25 to 500 KW of energy, (enough to power 250-5000 100kw light bulbs!) and can have up to an 80% efficiency of energy! standby power, power quality and reliability, peak shaving, and cogeneration applications, and have the potential to capture a large portion of the turbine market.