ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award
The EPA has announced its prestigious award for our ecopower® microCHP. Marathon Engine Systems is one of two companies nationwide to win this award. See EPA ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award for details.
The Marathon engine has received certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for use in small off-road equipment.
Marathon Engine Systems is a growing company focused on innovative products for prime and remote power applications with emphasis on energy efficiency and savings. Our main product is the ecopower® microCHP. The COGENERATION tab above explains the various applications where small scale Combined Heat and Power systems (microCHP) can benefit you. This is an established, environmentally-friendly technology that is gaining acceptance in North America and is considered by some to be the "Future of Distributed Power Generation."
Prime Remote Power is also an area of focus for Marathon. We have a number of products that can be applied to long term power needs for telecom sites, railroads, and oil field applications.
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our products. If you have a special need that could be satisfied with our unique capabilities, please contact us at 262-642-6436 or use the Contact Us page
Federal and State Incentives/ Rebates - CHP With the recent stimulus package passed by Congress, CHP has been given a 10% tax credit for Commercial applications. In addition, an accelerated depreciation schedule has been enacted for businesses.
States are becoming more aware of CHP technology and are changing their incentive and rebate policies on a regular basis. Check your local registry and utility company for your state's specific policies.
The DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency is an extensive guide to state, local, utility, and federal programs supporting environmentally friendly technologies, including Combined Heat and Power. Click on the link at left for details.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Report Highlights
"Combined Heat and Power
Effective Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future"
A report by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory points out that more than two-thirds (67%) of fuel used to generate power in the U.S. is lost as waste heat.
The report projects that if CHP were to produce 20% of all U.S. electricity by 2030 (several countries have already achieved this level):
Our ecopower® microCHP was installed in the Epping, NH, town hall.
Click here for article and audio program on this unique application
Cogeneration Cited as a Viable Technology in ReportGreenhouse Gas Report
New CHP Incentives
The U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA have issued a report entitled "Combined Heat and Power A Clean Energy Solution" that highlights the potential energy savings.
New Jersey is encouraging energy efficiency and CHP installations through a new program with incentives of up to 40% of the project cost for commercial and industrial energy users that meet the eligibility requirements.
Southwest Gas is promoting CHP with a new incentive program for businesses of up to $500 per kW.
Located in East Troy, Wisconsin,
Marathon Engine Systems is a systems oriented
company focused on products engineered
toward prime and remote power applications.
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What's New at Marathon?
Visit our new ecopower® microCHP product website at
The ecopower® microCHP was on display at the
2014 NAHB IBS Show in Las Vegas.
Two ecopower® microCHP units provided heat and electricity. Below, the single unit from last year's show.
$5,000 ecopower® PERC Incentive
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has announced the Exceptional Product Program $5,000 incentive for the propane-powered ecopower®. A limited number of incentives are available. Contact Marathon Engine Systems for details or view the PERC announcement.
ecopower® Novel Car Wash Installation
The ecopower® is generating heat and electrical energy in an innovative, energy savings application by N.E. Mitchell Co. at a New Milford, CT, car wash facility. Download and view the brochure and case study. The ecopower® was presented in a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Innovation in Texas
See how the ecopower® microCHP is being utilized:
"Inside the House With No Energy Bills."
Parallel ecopower® microCHP units are installed in the First Affordable LEED Platinum Building in New York.
Four ecopower® Units
Run in Parallel
Marathon Engine Systems configures four units to run in parallel operation, outputting more than 17kW of electricity and 45 kW (153,000 BTU/hr) of thermal energy. For variable building energy needs, only the required units are started.
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New! An Energy Efficient Heat and Power Solution brochure: