Commissioning work has began our Energy Revolution™ combined heat and power genset at Coventry’s Jaguar Cars Sports & Social Club.
The 20kWe genset will generate electricity which will feed the Jaguar buildings whilst the heat from the generation process will be utilised to heat the swimming pool and provide hot running water.
WHAT IS COMBINED HEAT & POWER (CHP)
A CHP is an electricity generator, as it generates power, it produces heat which is a natural by-product of the generation process. This electricity is fed directly into an organisations property whilst the heat is harnessed within their wet hot water systems, or conversely by way of an absorption chiller utilised within refrigeration or air conditioning systems.
In comparison with grid energy (inc nuclear, hydro, wind and solar) which is up to 66% inefficient due to losses in generation, transmission and distribution, cogeneration Chp’s are located on-site, so these losses are virtually non-existent and G-GEN™ Chp’s run with approximately 99% efficiency.
The UK is producing ‘Green Gas’ or biomethane gas on an industrial scale and it is now an available option with new contracts from energy suppliers. Produced from “fresh” organic matter from landfills or biogas plants through anaerobic digestion, Green Gas is added to the existing natural gas network. Running a Chp on Green Gas produces zero-carbon power, equally as good as solar, but more consistently, more reliably and generates more power per square inch.