Cogeneration (CHP) is a well-proven technology, recognised worldwide as a cleaner alternative to traditional centralised generation. Its long-term future in the global energy markets is secured by CHP’s ability to provide a multitude of financial, operational, environmental and legislative benefits from a single unit of fuel.
A compact and efficient solution
Organisations are increasingly looking for environmentally friendly systems to supply their building energy needs. By generating electrical power on-site, losses associated with electrical power transmission are reduced and the waste heat energy produced can be used for heating or cooling. This is micro cogeneration.
Micro cogeneration or combined heat and power (Micro CHP) technology converts natural gas into both electricity and heat in a single process on site. The natural gas fuel is more beneficial to the environment than other fossil fuels, as the emissions, such as CO2, NOx and SOx are comparatively smaller. Micro cogeneration systems offer a higher overall efficiency than typical conventional electrical power generation, achieving reduced energy consumption, reduced CO2 emissions, and reduced energy costs.
While the typical efficiency of central generation is around 35%, micro CHP technology is more than twice as efficient and can achieve efficiency up to 85%.
ENER-G’s experience in the cogeneration market dates back to the 1980s when we began to design, manufacture, install and maintain cogeneration systems. From smaller systems to large, complex heating solutions, between 10kWe and 5MWe we deliver the best fit to all requirements. The micro series are the most recent addition to our product portfolio, as a result of a technology partnership with Yanmar, a leading Japanese manufacturer. This allows us to offer this both environmentally and economically beneficial energy technology to small and micro applications, in the 10-25kW range.
The compact Japanese design can benefit the residential, health, retail, leisure, commercial, industrial and public sectors
Micro Combined Heat and Power is highly energy efficient and as well as supplying a business with power and heat, it can deliver a number of positive financial and environmental benefits.
Legislative benefits UK