Overview of micro-scale CHP technologies for distributed generation in the residential sector

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    Abstract

    Cogeneration (combined heat and power, CHP) systems have the ability to produce both electricity and useful thermal energy from a single energy carrier, for example natural gas. Several manufacturers have developed, or are developing, small-scale CHP products aiming for residential applica-tions. Such CHP systems can be based on: fuel cells, internal combustion engines, external combustion Stirling engines and micro-turbines. The commercial viability of cogeneration plants for residential scale buildings has yet to be gained. Also the true potential for residential cogeneration energy and emissions savings is yet to be firmly established. This paper provides a review of various cogeneration technologies suitable for residential applications and discusses their features.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings "Nowoczesne rozwiazania w inzynierii i ochronie srodowiska"
    Place of PublicationWroclaw, Poland
    PublisherWrocław University of Science and Technology
    Pages305-310
    ISBN (Print)978-83-929704-2-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventXIII International Conference "Air & Heat 2011 Water & Energy" - Wroclaw, Poland
    Duration: 16 Jun 201118 Jun 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceXIII International Conference "Air & Heat 2011 Water & Energy"
    CountryPoland
    CityWroclaw
    Period16/06/1118/06/11

    Keywords

    • micro-CHP
    • fuel cells
    • microgeneration

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    Klobut, K., Ihonen, J., & Ikäheimo, J. (2011). Overview of micro-scale CHP technologies for distributed generation in the residential sector. In Proceedings "Nowoczesne rozwiazania w inzynierii i ochronie srodowiska" (pp. 305-310). Wrocław University of Science and Technology. http://www.iko.pwr.wroc.pl/Air/index.php?id=prezentacjaReferatow