When generating electricity using diesel generators and gas turbines, up to 70% of energy is converted into waste heat, escaping through the exhaust gases or cooling system. By instead connecting the waste heat to Againity’s ORC system, the heat energy is converted into valuable electricity. The image below shows Againitys 400 kWe system linked to four diesel generators.
Also solar panels or geothermal heat can be used as heat sources for the ORC system. By using these energy sources to heat up water in tanks, the energy is easily stored for later usage. Whenever the need for electricity arises, the hot water is connected to the ORC system and turned into electric power.