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

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Distributed power generation
Cogeneration plants
Stirling engines
Thermal energy
Internal combustion engines
Fuel cells
Natural gas
Turbines
Electricity
Hot Temperature

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). Wroclaw, Poland: Wrocław University of Science and Technology.
Klobut, Krzysztof ; Ihonen, Jari ; Ikäheimo, Jussi. / Overview of micro-scale CHP technologies for distributed generation in the residential sector. Proceedings "Nowoczesne rozwiazania w inzynierii i ochronie srodowiska". Wroclaw, Poland : Wrocław University of Science and Technology, 2011. pp. 305-310
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Overview of micro-scale CHP technologies for distributed generation in the residential sector. / Klobut, Krzysztof; Ihonen, Jari; Ikäheimo, Jussi.

Proceedings "Nowoczesne rozwiazania w inzynierii i ochronie srodowiska". Wroclaw, Poland : Wrocław University of Science and Technology, 2011. p. 305-310.

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