CHP Solutions for Energy Efficiency
When you think of CHP energy, or combined heat and power, you probably think of your car engine and how it generates energy. However, CHP solutions aren’t just for cars—these energy systems utilize heat and electrical power generation in an engine that runs on a single fuel. This fuel can be anything from fossil fuel (fuel oil or natural gas) to renewable energy (biogas or biomass).
The most significant difference between CHP and regular electricity systems is that when you get your electricity from the grid, it’s not always clean; it can come from dirty sources like coal plants.
The CHP process also produces less waste than traditional power plants because, unlike conventional thermal generators, it doesn’t use water for cooling purposes. Since these systems run on natural gas, propane, or biogas, they are more affordable than solar panels or wind turbines.
What is the Future of CHP?
CHP solutions are more efficient than electrical systems connected to the power grid since they can do what those systems can and more.
CHP engines combine a heat engine and an electrical generator in one unit. This means that they can produce both electricity and thermal energy. This technology is so efficient and cost-effective that we expect it to overtake grid-connected electricity systems in the near future. Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are also cleaner as they use fewer natural resources.
In addition, they help reduce your carbon footprint because they have lower emissions than conventional power plants. This means lower operating costs and less pollution. Because of all these benefits, we’re confident that CHP solutions will continue to grow in popularity around the world.
4 Benefits of CHP Energy for Your Business
CHP solutions provide multiple benefits for both homes and businesses.
Some of these include:
CHP is the best of all electrical worlds. Because this system generates electricity on-site, there’s no need for transmission lines or distribution systems. This reduces the costs associated with electricity distribution and improves reliability by reducing the risk of power outages.
It also eliminates some environmental impacts of transporting fossil fuels over long distances (as happens with coal mines) and eliminates energy loss during transport.
The best part? You can generate CHP in any building—factories, hospitals, schools, and homes.
Reduced Carbon Emissions
How do you feel about saving money, the environment, and making your life easier all at once?
You can do all of that with a combined heat and power system. Combined heat and power services capture the heat generated from electricity production and use it in other processes. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 20% or more than conventional power plants.
Why? You can use the waste heat from producing electricity to heat buildings or warm water for use in your facility. This means you waste less energy, saving more money on your utility bill.
CHP solutions provide energy by maintaining a continuous supply of thermal energy and electricity. They provide homes and businesses with the ability to operate independently of the electrical grid.
CHP systems meet a variety of needs (especially in the electricity industry). Some of these include:
- Maintaining continuity of operations during outages/curtailments
- Providing ancillary services to the grid
- Providing district heating
- Providing process heat for industrial processes
- Replacing or supplementing fossil-fueled generation
Increased CHP Energy Efficiency
CHP applications deliver multiple benefits, not least of which is energy efficiency. These energy systems can potentially improve efficiency because they simultaneously produce electricity and heat or steam through co-generation while using less fuel than other energy-generating systems.
Common CHP power sources (with CHP energy efficiency ratings) include the following:
- Combustion turbine: 65–70 percent
- Fuel cell: 55–80 percent
- Micro-turbine: 60–70 percent
- Reciprocating engine: 75–80 percent
- Steam turbine: 80 percent
Contact Verde Solutions for CHP Quotes Today
Verde Solutions is a full-service energy solutions company that provides customers CHP (combined heat and power) solutions.
We work with large companies, small municipalities, and everything in between, providing an array of services to help our customers solve some of the most complex energy problems in the industry.
We are proud of our portfolio, which is constantly growing to include innovative new products that will help you save money on your utility bills while protecting the environment.