Why Solar Turbines

Products from Solar Turbines play an important role in the development of oil, natural gas and power generation projects around the world. Solar Turbines’ products include gas turbine engines (rated from 1,500-30,000 horsepower), gas compressors, and gas turbine-powered compressor sets, mechanical-drive packages and generator sets (ranging from 1-22 megawatts).

Since Solar entered the industrial gas turbine business in 1960 with the Saturn® turbine, Solar’s fleet has grown to more than 15,000 units worldwide. These units have logged more than 2 billion hours in more than 100 countries in some of the toughest, most challenging arctic, desert, tropical and offshore environments. This unparalleled experience gives testimony to the mature design and wide user acceptance of Solar’s products.

Solar’s compact, lightweight and durable gas turbines offer the highest thermal efficiencies in their power classes. Other advantages include ease of transport and installation, long life, high performance, availability and reliability. Units in the Centaur®, Mercury™, Taurus™, Mars® and Titan™ gas turbine families are available with Solar’s pollution prevention SoLoNOx™ dry low emissions combustion system. As of December 2015, customers installed or ordered more than 3100 gas turbines with SoLoNOx, and those units have logged approximately 214 million operating hours and saved over 4 million tons of emissions. Solar’s experience with dry, lean-premixed combustion technology, designed to meet low emissions regulations, is unmatched by any other company in the gas turbine industry.

Solar offers complete solutions from engineering specifications to machinery management for your 1-60 MW power needs. Our products are marketed and serviced from convenient locations throughout the world. We are dedicated to providing quality products and prompt, comprehensive customer support such as field service, overhaul, refurbishment, certified parts and technical training to remain the industry leader for industrial gas turbine power.