Wind Energy – There’s an App for That

Joanna Schroeder

There is an app for pretty much anything you can dream up and now there is an iPad app for wind and solar energy. Developed by Capstone Turbine Corporation, “Capstone World 2.0,” is an application where a person can determine energy cost savings and carbon dioxide emission reduction numbers of city buildings if he switched to microturbines, solar power or wind turbines.

When you download the free app, the first interactive component experienced is the Distributed Energy Calculator.  By culling electric rates from utilities, the app is able to estimate energy cost savings and emission reductions of microturbines, solar PV and wind turbines as separate energy sources or when combined together.

From there, the user is able to explore the diverse landscape where Capstone microturbines are in use. Set up as an interactive tutorial, per se, the program enables users to click on an application to learn how Capstone microturbines help save money, energy, and the environment. Each industry area includes written and video case studies.

“This is the first-of-its-kind iPad app,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone President and Chief Executive Officer. “With the introduction of Capstone World 2.0, our goal is to provide real world data that will help people make smart energy decisions for the clean energy future we all want and need.”

Jamison added, “We believe a holistic approach to clean, decentralized energy is imperative. Our low-emission microturbines are a clean-and-green energy source that can be installed anywhere and, when considered with solar and wind power, can craft a future where economical, reliable, clean energy is the norm.”

Electricity, Energy, Solar, Wind