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Combined Heat & Power

Micro Combined Heat and Power Systems (micro-CHP) systems are highly efficient natural gas systems that produce both electricity and heat at the same time. Because they produce both heat and electricity simultaneously they are also known as "co-generation" systems. Less common are systems that produce electricity, and that can be used to cool as well as heat--so called "tri-generation" systems.

Overview

What is Micro CHP System
Homeowner Shows Their CHP System

Micro-CHP is a Well Developed Technology Which Was Widely Used in the U.S. a Century Ago, But Which Fell Out of Favor Due to Cheap Oil Prices.

  • Over the years, with advances in research and technology developments, CHP has evolved into an even more efficient, cost-effective means for providing power and thermal needs to homes and buildings.
  • Over 100,000 CHP units have been installed in Japan and Europe.

CHP Systems are Highly Durable, Have a Warranty of 10 Years, and an Operational Life of Over 20 Years.

CHP Units Require an Oil Change Annually. The System Will Sends a Signal to the Manufacturer and Contractor When the Oil is Due to be Changed.

  • The system may require other, minor maintenance every few years.

CHP Systems Are Tied to the Grid.

  • CHP systems operate in conjunction with electricity supplied from the grid to ensure a constant power supply.
  • Owners supplement the electricity produced by the CHP unit with electricity supplied by their utilities,

A CHP System Will Meet All Space and Water Heating Needs.

  • Additionally will produce about 50% of electricity consumed by a typical homeowner

CHP is Most Suitable for the following Owners.

  • Owners in cooler climates where the need for heating is high. Remember, the system only runs when there is a need for space or water heating.
  • Owners who, in addition to reducing the cost of their space and water heating needs, wish to also produce electricity, but whose homes are unsuitable for a photovoltaic array or small wind turbine.