Powering

Without a doubt the world needs energy solutions to transport goods and people across countries and the world. But there’s an equally urgent need in developing countries for access to energy that will improve the standard of living and provide modern conveniences in a safe, sustainable manner. The connection between energy and thriving economies is real.

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar has been designing and manufacturing engines that power the biggest, toughest machines in the planet’s harshest conditions – from desert heat to arctic cold, from deep below ground to thin-air elevations. These engines not only get the job done but meet stringent emissions and safety standards.

But we don’t stop there. We also power industries that drive global economies, and we move trains, trucks, vessels and ships that keep world commerce flowing. We power data centers, hospitals and schools … even sports venues and disaster relief efforts.

From traditional to alternative energy, Caterpillar is at the forefront of sustainable energy research, development and delivery. We offer flexibility through dual-fuel and hybrid solutions and ensure our products comply with stringent emission requirements globally.

Caterpillar will continue to work with our dealers and customers to build a better, more prosperous world through energy solutions. A world without power would be dark. We envision a tomorrow where businesses and industries thrive, and people everywhere have access to electricity – a more sustainable, safe world where bellies are full, children go to school, and families prosper.

Cat® G3412 natural gas-fueled generator set
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Cat Rental Power delivers clean, reliable, fuel-efficient gensets whenever and wherever our customers need them.

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From natural gas-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) systems and emergency power for facilities, to renewable biogas energy to support the local grid, or electricity generated from coal mine gases, Caterpillar has a wide range of reliable gas power solutions.

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TEAMING UP WITH NASA

We've joined Bechtel, Brick and Mortar Ventures and Bradley University to sponsor NASA's latest Centennial Challenge – the 3-D-Printed Habitat Challenge. Throughout the challenge, competitors have worked to develop technology capable of printing a habitat that could be used for deep space exploration. 

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The Cat® Built For It™ Trials Bring the Lantern Festival to Light in Remote China

One Cat® Generator. That’s all it took to light up the night sky—and the faces of hundreds of residents in China’s Yuhu Village. 

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THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN NEW YORK

Forty years ago, a vast power failure plunged New York City and the surrounding area into darkness. 

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CAT® GENSETS USE NATURAL GAS TO POWER REMOTE AFRICAN COMMUNITY

Home to 1.9 million people, Mtwara and Lindi are the southernmost regions of Tanzania. While natural and agricultural resources are plentiful, economic development in these regions has long been hampered by the lack of a reliable electric power supply and infrastructure. 

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