"GE is touting the project as a showcase for its FlexEfficiency power plant system anchored around a natural gas turbine designed specifically to ramp power production up and down to accommodate variable wind and solar power.
Interesting that it's happening in Turkey.
So it's not a microgrid, and GE has vested interests to promote, and you need nat gas availability, but do the guts of this system use a GE version of ZBB's technology? Do we have any "moat?"
"GE said it expects to see more interest for power plants that combine renewable energy with natural gas. Some power plant project developer are using energy storage, such as large batteries, to ensure a steady flow of power although batteries for bulk storage are expensive "
If loamoa is still visiting here he would be the one to ask.. Even more so as he visits here and holds GE and CPST. Hope he reads your post and decides to respond.
My take on it is that the GE turbines are focused on larger installations, but that if one is concerned about turbines working as the load leveler / backup system for smaller systems one might focus on CPST and to some extent CAT and another one whose name I forget. CPST, which is a stock that got killed the last week, feels their technology is better than Cat or the other one.
If your concern is that GE will take on Tier then I share your concern as it is likely GE has more engineering staff with spare time than Tier has staff. Additionally GE has the market power and financing that is only a far fetched dream for ZBB.
Then again how does one get a gas turbine to work where there is no gas like a cell tower in the middle of nowhere?