In spite of its name, products from Solar Turbines are not powered by the sun. The Caterpillar subsidiary designs, manufactures, and services industrial gas turbines. Its products are used in oil and gas production, natural gas transmission, and crude oil pumping systems, as well as for electrical and thermal power generation. In addition to gas turbine engines, gas compressors, and gas turbine-powered compressor sets, Solar Turbines offers mechanical-drive packages and generator sets. Services include financing, installation, and aftermarket parts support. The company, which sells and services its products from some 40 locations worldwide, exports more than 70% of its products from the US.
2200 Pacific Hwy., San Diego, CA 92101
IndustryOil, Gas and Mining
CategoryEnergy & Utilities
Environmental compliance and sustainability are strong drivers of Solar’s product design and development programs. Solar gas turbines produce low exhaust emissions that meet or exceed emission standards around the world. Solar Turbines and Caterpillar are committed to operating a sustainable business and contributing to a better world through: Developing carbon neutral solutions with innovation and technology for our products. Giving new life to existing products. Transforming our safety performance. Operating environmentally-friendly facilities through reduction in greenhouse gases and hazardous waste, recycling, and conservation. Responding when disaster strikes and building better communities and a cleaner environment. Solar’s gas turbine engines with pollution-prevention SoLoNOx™ dry lean-premixed combustion technology. This advanced combustion system provides the most cost effective and environmentally friendly approach to reduce NOx emissions. More than 3500 gas turbines with SoLoNOx technology have been installed worldwide, logging more than 350 million operating hours. Solar builds complete turbomachinery packages that are ready to work… no matter where the job might be. Solar designs and manufactures gas turbines and packages under various quality systems ensuring the highest reliability.