The new power generation
thequietriot.com features today an innovative technology to heat our homes and produce electricity. Most of us use gas boilers or oil burners to heat out flats and houses. Over the last years the attention has started to shift as new technologies and products are emerging. WhisperGen offers a micro Combined Heat and Power unit (CHP) for domestic users, which can replace traditional technologies.
[UKPRwire, Thu Feb 26 2009] Most of us use gas boilers or oil burners to heat out flats and houses. Over the last years the attention has started to shift as new technologies and products are emerging. WhisperGen offers a micro Combined Heat and Power unit (CHP) for domestic users, which can replace traditional technologies.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units produce heat and electricity at the same time. They are normally used in an industrial context and they are exempt from the Climate Change Levy. The technology is supported by all EU governments and the goal is to produce 18% of all electricity in the EU with CHPs.
The WhisperGen Personal Power Station for domestic use produces hot water and electricity at the same time. The system uses a sterling engine and is scaled down to the size of a dishwasher. It therefore can be easily fitted into a home.
A micro CHP fulfils the same functions as a gas or oil central heating and provides hot water and central heating. Whenever it operates it also generates electricity that can be either used in the home or exported to the electrical distribution network. If electricity is generated in a central power station, only 40% of the energy will arrive in your home, the rest is lost in the grid. A CHP uses 90% of the energy and is therefore more than twice as efficient.
The WhisperGen CHP has environmental as well as economic benefits: Through higher energy efficiency CO2 emissions are reduced and the production of electricity at home lowers electricity bills.
It has been estimated that a typical 3 – 4 bedroom household using a WhisperGen micro CHP can reduce the CO2 emissions by 1.5 tonnes per year and the electricity bills by 25 – 35%. The estimate is made based on switching from a B rated boiler.
The new mass-manufactured model of the WhisperGen technology called EU1 is being produced by Efficient Home Energy in Spain and will be available by mid 2009.
In the UK the Combined Heat and Power Association www.chpa.co.uk works to promote the wider use of combined heat and power. The website for WhisperGen is www.whispergen.com