Combined Heat and Power
Whether you have gas or biomass boilers installed, these give off heat energy whenever they are in use. This energy is normally wasted as it is dispersed in generator or storage rooms that do not require much heat. The ability to harness this heat energy and use it all around your property can be much more environmentally friendly.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is basically the simultaneous generation of electricity and heat, and can be installed in conjunction with current boilers for increased efficiency. As the energy is generated locally, less energy is lost through transportation.
As it produces energy that is otherwise wasted, CHP is believed to be the most efficient way to reduce energy consumption.
How does a Combined Heat and Power system work?
- Fuel, such as gas, biomass or coal, is burned through ordinary combustion to produce electricity energy
- The excess heat energy from electricity generation is used to heat water simultaneously
- The electricity and heat energy is supplied to nearby appliances and boilers to cover a buildings energy demands throughout the day
- Connection to the electricity network allows any excess power to be fed back to the grid
Good for business. Good for the environment.
CHP offers a much cleaner, greener way to produce heat energy. Unlike fossil fuels, it is kind to the environment. Installing such a system won’t only do wonders for your energy bills, it’ll do wonders for the environment too.
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