Smart Energy Solutions, "SES",a Division of THE ALPINE GROUP, with corporate offices in U.S.A., several commercial offices in Europe and worldwide independent agents, has an outstanding record of success and co generation is an established technology. It’s ability to provide a reliable and cost-effective supply of energy in various forms has been proven.

We look for energy projects. We design, build and operate any cogeneration plant according to the needs. If accepted, Alpine Group is ready to invest part or the entire capital amount needed for selected cogeneration projects. All projects introduced to us are considered, in any location and in any country.


Co generation has been used since the start of the 20th century, and systems can operate for at least 35 years. Co generation is currently used on many thousands of sites throughout the world. In the last 10-15 years, significant technological progress has been made to enable engine and turbine technology to be widely implemented and promote more decentralized forms of cogeneration and power generation. Cost-effectiveness and decreasing emissions have resulted.


There are an increasing number of varied applications in industry and residential areas and which can be used in heating and cooling applications.

Cogeneration uses a single process to generate both electricity and usable heat or cooling. The proportions of heat and power needed (heat: power ratio) vary from site to site, so the type of plant must be selected carefully and an appropriate operating regime must be established to match demands as closely as possible. The plant may therefore be set up to supply part or all of the site heat and electricity loads, or an excess of either may be exported if a suitable customer is available.


You have the possibility to pay less than what you pay now for the same electricity you use and get almost for free the heating or cooling.

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INDUSTRIAL COGENERATION

Industrial cogeneration schemes are typically located on sites that have a high demand for process heat and electricity all year. Suitable examples are found in the refining, paper, chemicals, oil, greenhouses and textile sectors. The bulk of cogeneration capacity on industrial sites come from schemes of over 1 MWe, and these tend to be designed on an individual basis to meet the specific requirements of each application. A much larger number of industrial sites have smaller systems, using technologies similar to the cogeneration systems used in buildings and commerce.
Industrial cogeneration installations can operate for 8000 hours/year or more. Therefore, in industrialized countries, the heat potential in industry is large enough to enable cogeneration to provide a significant proportion of - or in some cases all of - the base load demand for electricity.



DISTRICT HEATING COGENERATION

District heating (DH) is one of the three main applications of cogeneration. The heat provided by cogeneration is ideal for providing space heating and hot water for domestic, commercial or industrial use. The use of DH networks is common in urban areas in northern, central and eastern Europe where the colder and longer winters require longer heating seasons, and hence entail longer running periods for the DH system. DH systems are commonly owned, and funded by public and/or municipal authorities.

A feature of cogeneration driven district heat is the option of fuel diversity to suit environmental, economic or strategic priorities. For example, DH systems are sometimes based on the incineration of municipal waste, and with adequate emission controls is a better environmental solution than disposing waste to landfill. DH systems are also able to use biomass.
The use of natural gas as a fuel gives added flexibility to district heating systems. Engines, providing electricity and heat, in combination with boilers, can introduce more cogeneration into existing DH networks.
The operation of a DH network faces a unique set of challenges. Modern distribution pipes have made it more economic to transport heat over considerable distances but the cost is still high. New networks require extensive civil works, and the appropriate permissions for planning and access.
The costs of building power plants and networks have been subsidized, historically by national governments but this type of funding is no longer as readily available as it has been in the past.



RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL COGENERATION

The cogeneration systems used in residential and commercial applications tend to be smaller systems, often based on 'packaged' units. Packaged units comprise a reciprocating engine, a small generator, and a heat recovery system, housed in an acoustic container. The only connections to the unit are for fuel, normally natural gas, and the connections for the heat and electricity output of the unit. These systems are commonly used in hotels, leisure centers, offices, smaller hospitals, and multi-residential accommodation.
Suitable reciprocating engines are normally stationary diesel or automotive engines that have been converted to run on natural gas. They can also be dual-fuelled. The heat recovery is via the engine’s cooling circuits, and its exhaust so to ensure a high availability of electricity there must be a simultaneous use for the heat or heat storage facilities.
Larger applications are based on technology that is similar to the cogeneration systems used in industry, gas turbines, or larger reciprocating engines. Such systems are used in larger hospitals, large office complexes, universities and colleges.

TRIGENERATION

Trigeneration can be defined as the conversion of a single fuel source into three energy products: electricity, steam or hot water and chilled water, with lower pollution and greater efficiency than producing the three products separately.
There are different methods for coupling a conventional cogeneration system with a chiller either by compression (using heat to create cooling) or by absorption (cogeneration to drive refrigeration compressors).
Trigeneration can be applied to all the applications of cogeneration:
District cooling

In recent years district cooling has been considered in many locations as a method for meeting the space cooling requirements of buildings in the residential, commercial and, at times, industrial sector. It is particularly suitable in urban areas with high density arrangement offices and residential dwellings requiring air conditioning.

In this application absorption chillers are often favored because they don’t use chlorofluorocarbons and they can be used in conjunction with cogeneration systems for thermal and electrical energy. The chilling equipment can be based centrally, with chilled water piped to users, or can be located on the premises of the user. The most economic choice will depend on the application and geographical distribution.

District cooling systems using absorption chillers often complement district heating systems, when both use heat supplied from a cogeneration plant. The heat demand in summer is lower than in winter and heat-driven district cooling, which requires the heat mainly in summer, can help to balance the seasonal demands for cogenerated heat. This increases the overall efficiency of the cogeneration system and therefore increases the environmental and other benefits that the system could bring.




District cooling is a recent concept, but is already relatively widely used in the USA and Japan. In Europe, there is awareness of the technology, but there is certainly less experience –with the possible exception of Sweden. An additional barrier that these systems face in Europe, apart of the fact that installing cooling increases the initial costs of the system considerably, is that the most suitable applications will be found in the South of Europe, which means, in countries where there is less experience of district heating (and where networks would have to be built), and hence less history among consumers or suppliers of the provision of this type of central energy.
Cooling demand in industries
Many industries, in particular the food industry, lack sources of cold water during summer. River water is often at temperatures 25C to 30C rather than the 10C to 15C required.

Breweries for instance are very large consumers of refrigeration. Large quantities of beer must be cooled and stored in cooled place. In large dairies, refrigeration is required for milk cooling and for deep-frozen products. For deep-frozen food manufacturers, refrigeration demand for storage temperatures from -20C to –30C exist all year around.

Cooling in individual buildings

These systems are used in hotels, sport and leisure centers and residential accommodation. The CHP systems are smaller units, normally based on engines (gas or diesel). The heat recovery is via the engine’s cooling circuit and its exhaust. To ensure a high availability of electricity there must be a simultaneous use for the heat and the heat storage facilities. A method increasing the use of recovered heat is to produce cooling using absorption chillers. This allows the CHP system to run during the summer months, when the lower demand for heating would otherwise reduce the opportunity for system operation.




I N V E S T O R S

We have cogeneration projects in the start-up or early stage with a need for financing.

Each project has a specific size and the financing requirement starts from a minimum of 2,000,000.00 USD (two million USD) and goes up to 150,000,000.00 USD (one hundred fifty million USD).

Duration is from 2 (two) years up to 10 (ten) years depending on the specifics of each project and the amount invested.

Guarantees are available in most used forms for each project although those may be very different from location to location.

Profitability and/or interest are very attractive but information may be made available only to qualified and accepted investors or financing entities.

If you look for investment opportunities in a secure and stable environment, please contact us by email at office@alptech.biz, with a short description of your area of interest.


C O N T R A C T O R S

For our clients, we have a focused approach that helps us to provide a concentration of specialized knowledge that really matters.
We apply experience, expertise, knowledge and innovation to generate value for our clients.

We look for qualified contractors able to perform in one or several of the following areas:

Consulting and construction supervision
Project Management
Planning and project scheduling
Preparation and study of tender documentation
Public Private Partnerships (PPP)
Feasibility studies
Resident Engineering and Inspection
Pricing
Following of important projects prior to their announcement to public
Provision of appropriate local companies for formation of JV's and consortiums
Investigation and provision of appropriate loans for projects with acceptable guarantees or determining suitable borrowers for any kind of loans
FIDIC applications

If your company is specialized in one or more of the mentioned fields, please send a brief description, stating your area of interest to the e-mail office@alptech.biz


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