Introducing Cat® Microgrid Solutions

When your industry, community or commercial installation lacks access to a strong and reliable utility grid, finding a consistent source of clean and economical power is a critical challenge. Empire Southwest is proud to provide completely customizable and scalable Microgrid Solutions for a more efficient way to meet your power requirements.

Our Empire Power Systems team is with you at every phase of your project. From the delivery of your complete turnkey or design-to-order solution with maximized renewable penetration through to product upgrades, financing services, warranty, service agreements and parts availability.

Superior Energy & Operating Performance

In order to offer a superior alternative to expensive traditional methods of generating electricity, Caterpillar® has developed a power source that combines renewable energy such as wind and solar with gas or diesel generator sets. As an added component, our Hybrid Microgrids, ranging in solutions from 10kW – 100MW, also include energy storage capabilities for increased system stability and cost control. The result is a flexible power solution that reduces carbon emissions and fuel consumption while it lowers long-term operating expenses.


A Complete Solution

Microgrid Solutions and Components

Our Microgrids operate without reliance on the grid and existing infrastructure. They come with complete controls for managing the entire grid, flexible fuel options, and are designed for super performance from the electronics system to the thin-film solar modules that are setting the industry benchmark for solar panels. Systems are created using standardized building blocks that are easily configured to your specifications. Installation is possible in challenging environments including mining sites and remote areas. Contact us to learn more and speak with a power systems expert.


See the Microgrid in Action


Watch this video from Caterpillar’s largest North American Proving Ground in Tucson, AZ, for a real-world example of the power and reliability of the Microgrid. This location is completely off grid and relied upon 24 hours a day, seven days a week on three Cat® C15 diesel generator sets to power the facility. Caterpillar installed a 500 kW solar array and energy storage system at its Tucson Proving Ground. The integrated system is expected to reduce fuel consumption by 33 percent.


The Time is Right for Microgrid Solutions

Thanks to breakthroughs in modern technology and the increased viability of clean, renewable energy, it’s now possible to quickly and inexpensively implement dependable power systems in virtually any location or environment. Cat Microgrids can be delivered as a complete turnkey solution or tailor-made to your specific needs. Our Empire Power Systems team provides comprehensive, ongoing support from project conception and design to installation and implementation. We also offer:

  • Product upgrades and system expansion
  • In-house financial services
  • Standard and extended warranties
  • Complete parts and service agreements

Transform your power capabilities with Cat Microgrid Solutions. Give us a call at 602-622-5608 or get in touch below for assistance from a knowledgeable representative.

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