MUNICH, January 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The Clean Tech company Orcan Energy AG obtained more important certificates needed to feed the power generated by the ePack into the grid against compensation. The ePack is a minigeneration unit by Orcan that can convert waste heat to electricity and uses ORC technology to do so (Organic Rankine Cycle). To date, the company had the German certificate for feeding into low voltage grids (according to the VDE-AR-N 4105 standard of the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies). Now, it also has the certificate for German medium voltage grids (generators of up to below 1 megawatt). This allows Orcan Energy, as pioneer in the ORC market, to offer its customers even more support, as the new certificates also open up more grid connection possibilities.
At sites with biogas plants, the generated energy is often fed into medium voltage grids. If an ePack is retrofitted to convert waste heat into electricity at such sites, then the very strict requirements of the medium voltage directive apply to the unit as well. With the unit certificate that Orcan now holds, the company can provide all necessary documents to issue a customer-specific plant certificate. In Germany, a plant certificate is required as soon as the cumulative output of all the units installed at one site exceeds 1 megawatt.
Orcan Energy has also obtained the certificate of conformity with the feed-in guidelines in the UK (in short: G59/3). The first ePacks in England and Italy have been put into operation. In Germany, 26 of such ePacks have already been integrated into a generator.
Richard Aumann, co-founder and product architect, says: "Those who choose an ORC provider in the course of their retrofitting project need this certificate, because it is the only way they can be sure that the ORC system can be operated with the grid. It is a guarantee for compensation or the possibility of selling the generated power elsewhere. For Orcan Energy, these certificates are therefore a competitive advantage it can use to tap into new markets - which the company will increasingly focus on in Germany, the UK and Italy in 2016."
Just towards the end of last year, Orcan Energy announced the participation of the world's leading gas, technology and services provider in the industry and health sector Air Liquide - the second strategic investor after E.ON Energy.
Orcan Energy - The Efficiency Company: Orcan Energy AG is a provider of turnkey solutions for optimizing energy efficiency in industrial processes and engine systems. The clean-tech company, established in 2008, has its headquarters in Munich and currently employs a staff of around 65. With its ePack series, Orcan Energy offers cost-effective, reliable electricity generation modules. These innovative modules are based on Organic Rankine Cycle technology, producing CO2-free electricity from industrial waste heat.
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