Caterpillar Turns on Hybrid Solar-diesel 'Microgrid'

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Caterpillar Turns on Hybrid Solar-diesel 'Microgrid'

By David Wichner, Arizona Daily Star
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 3:05pm

CAMPAIGN: Sustainable Innovation

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Caterpillar Inc. has run its Tucson proving ground near Green Valley since 1990, putting mining trucks and other massive machines through their paces in the shadow of Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita mine. All the while the relatively remote, off-grid facility has been powered solely by Cat’s own diesel generators — but now the sun will do part of the work. The construction machinery giant last week launched a new product line with the christening of a hybrid solar-generator “microgrid” system at the proving ground.

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Keywords: Energy | Alternative Energy | Caterpillar Inc. | Innovation & Technology | Renewable Energy | sustainability

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