University of Massachusetts Medical Center

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The University of Massachusetts Medical Center’s combined heat and power system serves a 60-acre campus with a district energy loop. The campus expanded its system in 2010 and not only increased its capacty, but also its efficiency. In doing so, the center lowered its unit costs and improved its environmental profile.

Here the university describes how its Solar Turbines CHP system works and the benefits it has provided.

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About Elisa Wood

Elisa Wood is the chief editor of She has been writing about energy for more than three decades for top industry publications. Her work also has been picked up by CNN, the New York Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal Online and the Washington Post.