| Strengths & Weaknesses
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Microturbines can be used for stand-by power, power quality and reliability, peak shaving, and cogeneration applications. In addition, because microturbines are being developed to utilize a variety of fuels, they are being used for resource recovery and landfill gas applications. Microturbines produce between 25 and 500kW of power and are well-suited for small commercial building establishments such as: restaurants, hotesl/motels, small offices, retail stores, and many others.
The development of the microturbine technology for transportation applications is also in progress. Automotive companies are interested in microturbines to provide a lightweight and efficient fossil-fuel-based energy source for hybrid electric vehicles, especially buses.