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Qnergy Continues to Grow Its Offshore Installation Base

Stainless STeel PowerGen on Oil Rig

Qnergy continues to grow its offshore installation base with another set of PowerGen 5650 remote power systems in the Gulf of Mexico.  The two Stirling engine systems are providing AC and DC power to various electrical loads for yet another major producer offshore.  Our Marine capable PowerGen with Stainless Steel enclosure stands up to the toughest marine environments.

Qnergy Chosen to present at Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge Conference!

We are proud to announce that we are a chosen company to present at Colorado Cleantech Industries Association Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge!

Colorado Cleantech Logo

The Cleantech Challenge asks for companies capable of working on issues related to air (especially methane detection or control), carbon capture utilization and storage, unmanned aerial vehicles, the internet of things/digital oilfield, items to reduce truck traffic, space saving items to reduce footprint, plant or biological solutions, solid pollution reduction, gas-to-liquids, blockchains, water, remote/distributed power, power management, and advanced materials and chemicals.

We will be presenting our CAP3 product which helps to eliminate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry!

 

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https://www.prlog.org/12844867-presenting-companies-for-the-2020-oil-gas-cleantech-challenge-announced.html

Qnergy Announces CAaaS (Compressed Air as a Service) at Gastech 2020

The new program removes all financial barriers to abating methane emission in pneumatic devices. Carbon offsets make the program profitable for operators.

 

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Calgary, Alberta, September 8th 2020 Qnergy Inc. (www.qnergy.com) the world leading clean energy manufacturer of Stirling Engines, announced a new program: Compressed Air as a Service (CAaaS). The CAaaS program will help operators finance Qnergy’s compressed air solutions through their operational budget without upfront capital expenses. The package is designed to support companies that want to advance their emission reduction goals while meeting current budget constraints.

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About 20% of the industry’s vented emissions are located at sites that have high-bleed pneumatic devices and unreliable grid electrical power. In the last few years, Qnergy has deployed hundreds of its low maintenance remote power systems in Oil & Gas sites. Since the summer of 2019, Qnergy has successfully deployed its Compressed Air Pneumatic systems (CAP3) in the U.S. and Canada.

The rapidly increasing demand for the CAP3 air-pneumatic systems created a need for a creative financial solution that will alleviate the pressure on capital budgets. The CAaaS solution removes the capital barrier to mass adoption allowing operators to streamline their path to emissions reduction and regulatory compliance, which in some markets also translates into sellable carbon credits.

The new program allows companies to pick the most palatable path based on several options: They can either buy Qnergy’s compressed air system (CAP3) through conventional capital expenditure or buy CAaaS without the capital expense and long-term commitment.

In addition, companies have various options to offset the price with credits. They can submit carbon credits themselves or through one of Qnergy’s carbon advisory partners.

“Operators are under conflicting pressures to concurrently reduce emissions and cut expenses. We are thrilled to participate at the Gastech Virtual Summit and announce a program that not only offers the best technology, but also removes all financial barriers to adoption.” said Ory Zik, Chief Executive Officer of Qnergy.

“The CAaaS contract is very simple. Qnergy installs a CAP3 system and acts like a utility. We only charge for usage of instrument air and electricity. We have tested this simple arrangement with a number of operators and the feedback is extremely positive.” He added.

Qnergy Announces PowerGen EXP: Bringing the Reliability of the Stirling Engine to Hazardous Environments

PowerGen EXP brings Qnergy’s unparalleled remote power reliability to onshore and offshore applications that require hazardous operating certifications. 

The leading manufacturer of clean and reliable remote power based on the Stirling engine, Qnergy announced the release of PowerGen EXP, the first Stirling engine capable of working in hazardous locations that require ATEX and IECEX certifications. 

Supplied in a standard intermodal container, the system is optimized for both shipping onshore and offshore. While the PowerGen is designed for prime power, it can be hybridized with solar panels and batteries. The PowerGen’s ability to operate independently means reliable power is provided regardless of the weather or season, all with a smaller footprint than comparable solar arrays and other technologies.  

The PowerGen EXP system utilizes the same high reliability, free piston Stirling engine that has a life expectancy of more than 80,000 hours. This is with no oil changes; maintenance shutdowns or field rebuilds. At 100 times lower than EPA, CO and NOx limits, the low emission PowerGen EXP operates in wide ambient temperature ranges, from -40oC to +40oC.  The use of load-following electronics allows the system to reduce fuel consumption, thus lowering operating costs.  Another highlight of the PowerGen EXP is its utilization of Qnergy’s  web-based remote monitoring system, SmartView. All operational parameters can be monitored remotely on your smartphone, desktop and digital control system.   

Qnergy is the only company that has a Stirling-based, stand-alone power generator. Thanks to the technology’s unparalleled reliability, oil and gas companies already rely on the system to meet their remote power needs. The PowerGen has proven itself to be more cost effective than alternatives.  

“We are thrilled to launch our PowerGen in an explosion proof system” said Ory Zik, Chief Executive Officer of Qnergy. “This product has been developed per the high demand from customers in the U.S. and overseas “, he added. 

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Qnergy Extends Engine Warranty on Compressed Air Systems to Three Years: No Questions Asked

Qnergy outperforms conventional gas generators on reliability, cost of ownership and ESG metrics. The extended warranty is an additional step in streamlining the deployment of the world’s most reliable generator.

 

Ogden, Utah, July 20th 2020 Qnergy Inc. (www.qnergy.com), the leading manufacturer of clean and reliable remote power in the 500 Watt to 10,000 Watt range, announced a three-year warranty program. The program applies to the compressed air pneumatics products.

Qnergy’s Stirling generators are enclosed systems that require no lubrication, maintenance, or repair, delivering tens of thousands of hours of uninterrupted operation. One of the many advantages of Qnergy’s Stirling-based generator is its reliability and the very low maintenance requirements. According to a NASA press release[1], the design is “the most reliable heat engine ever invented”.  Compared to an internal combustion engine the Stirling engine is sealed from the combustion gases and requires no oil changes, filter changes or field overhauls.

Qnergy is the only company that has a Stirling-based, stand-alone power generator. Thanks to the technology’s unparalleled reliability, oil and gas companies already rely on the system to meet their remote power needs. The PowerGen has proven itself to be more cost effective than alternatives. Thanks to near-zero maintenance costs Qnergy has experienced significant growth in 2018 and 2019.

Qnergy’s newest program is Compressed Air Pneumatics (CAP3). The application couples Qnergy’s remote power generators with air compressors, offering a low emission alternative to gas pneumatic devices currently used in the upstream and midstream oil and gas markets. CAP3 delivers over 10scfm of dry air for a zero vent, multi-well pad without any low-bleed pneumatic device conversions.

“The reliability of Qnergy’s Stirling engine outperforms all competition in remote power. Especially the internal combustion engine” said Ory Zik, Chief Executive Officer of Qnergy. “The three-year engine warranty is another step in our path to provide peace of mind to our customers”, he added.

In the last two years Qnergy has installed hundreds of remote power systems throughout North America. The demand for Qnergy’s power generators remains high even during the current market slowdown. This is primarily due to its high reliability and low maintenance requirements, while operating in challenging conditions where other technologies have failed.

“The Qnergy PowerGen is the most reliable Engine/Genset that I’ve ever had the pleasure of using in the field”, said Randy Kuhn, N.E. Operations Manager at Energy Water Solutions, who has been running the system for more than two years non-stop.

[1] Stirling-convertor-sets-14-year-continuous-operation-milestone (April 20, 2020) LINK

Qnergy Is Going Offshore!

Qnergy is excited to announce our stainless steel, marine environment PowerGen. Suitable for offshore and nearshore environments. Give us your automation and cathodic protection loads.  We can provide highly reliable power for both AC and DC loads from the same PowerGen.

Say farewell to your overpriced, under performing offshore power solutions.

 

Qnergy Receives Follow-On Double Digit Order from one of the largest Gas Producers in North America

The PG 5650 Units Will Be Deployed in the Marcellus Basin for a Remote Site

Ogden, Utah, June 2nd, 2020 Qnergy Inc. (www.qnergy.com) the world leading manufacturer of reliable remote power in the 1-10kW range, announced today that it has received a double digit order of PG5650 Stirling – based Power Generators for one of the largest gas upstream operators based in North America. M.S. Jacobs Qnergy’s  distributor in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, secured the order, which  is expected to be commissioned in fall of 2020.

“We are thrilled to see Qnergy’s activities in the Marcellus continuing the momentum, despite the downturn in the general activities in the area, and proud to provide reliable on-site power to our customers,” said Ory Zik, Chief Executive Officer of Qnergy. “Securing additional follow-on orders from one of the largest gas producers in North America is a significant step in our mission to improve the efficiency and lower the cost and emissions of companies operating in America’s gas fields,” he added.

Qnergy aligns perfectly with the needs of the gas industry. PG5650  powers remote operations while running on locally available wellhead natural gas. The PowerGen is selected for its exceptionally low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), low maintenance, low emission profile and reliable power generation. In many sites it is now used for replacing bleeding pneumatic devices with instrument air.

“We are pleased to be able to provide our customers with one of the cleaner and more reliable generators manufactured today,” said Chris Kamzalow, President of MS Jacobs. “The  PowerGen’s low cost of ownership is a realized benefit for our customers, which lead to repeat orders like we’re announcing today,” concluded Mr. Kamzalow.

 

About Qnergy

Qnergy is the leading manufacturer of reliable remote power for the 500W-10,000W. Qnergy’s Stirling generators are an enclosed system that requires no lubrication, maintenance or repair, delivering continuous uninterrupted operation. Learn more https://www.qnergy.com/