20080048456, Feb 28, 2008
Brian P. Browning - Montpelier CT, US
Charles Maccini - Bath NH, US
Robert Humphrey Rolland - Waitsfield VT, US
NORTHERN POWER SYSTEMS, INC. - Waitsfield VT
An electrical power generation system for providing electrical power to a load is provided. The system includes a plurality of microturbine units, each microturbine unit having a combustion microturbine engine coupled to an electrical generator. The electrical generator includes a means for converting the rotational movement of the turbine engine into electrical power. A single power module electrically is connected to the load and physically separated from the plurality of generators. The power module has a number of components including an enclosure and a plurality of batteries within said enclosure. A plurality of generator controls is located within the enclosure where each of the generator controls is coupled to one of the plurality of generators. The enclosure also includes a plurality of AC power converters with each AC power converters coupled to one of the electrical generators. A plurality of DC to AC power converters is coupled to the plurality of batteries and a first electrical buss coupled to the plurality of AC power converters and the DC to AC power converters. Finally, a power distribution line is electrically coupled to the first electrical buss.