Micro CHP...the big picture
The definitive text on micro CHP by a writer
with unsurpassed experience and understanding of the subject. Jeremy Harrison
draws on almost twenty years experience working with micro CHP developers,
energy companies and as a consultant for European and UK government and
agencies, and as a participant in numerous expert working groups on micro CHP
and distributed generation.
This book describes the environmental,
economic and social potential for micro CHP, the contending technologies and
their relative merits and provides an insight into the key issues influencing
the success or otherwise of the technology.
Essential reading for anyone with an
interest in micro CHP, whether you are an investor, policy maker, student,
researcher, consultant or simply a householder considering the installation of
micro CHP in your home.
The introduction of micro CHP – the
simultaneous production of heat and power in an individual building
based on small energy conversion units such as Stirling and
reciprocating engines or fuel cells – is of increasing political and
public interest. A large-scale introduction of micro CHP would radically
change the electricity system and turn consumers into power producers.
At the same time, micro CHP could, if supported by favourable economic
and policy conditions, represent a considerable market segment,
promoting downstream innovations such as "virtual power plants", altered
consumer awareness or new household energy management systems.
The diverse consequences of a
widespread introduction of micro CHP for the energy market, the
customers, the environment and the economy require an interdisciplinary
investigation into the real benefits and barriers of micro CHP. This
book not only introduces micro CHP systems and technologies, but also
presents the results of the first such investigation carried out by four
German research bodies. As micro CHP is being developed worldwide,
experts from the five most important micro CHP countries – Germany,
Great Britain, the Netherlands, Japan, and the United States of America
–report on the energy markets, the micro CHP hard- and software, and the
respective peculiarities in these countries.
This book is an indispensable source of
information and analysis for decision makers in local and national
authorities, energy companies, utilities, and associations, but also for
lecturers and students who want to understand the principles and
consequences of decentralized energy supply with Micro CHP systems.
This interesting book aims
to contrast the existing and developing generating systems typically in
the range 1kW to 2MW for use in hospitals, supermarkets, leisure centres,
government and commercial building and domestic housing generally and for
direct connection to the grid.
Renewable energy in the UK – an issue
Wind turbines – a review of smaller
Run of river hydro for the UK and
Small hydro for remote areas – an
Micro CHP – energy services and smart
Micro combined heat and power
Stirling engine based microenergy
Running microturbines on biogas
Community biomass gasification CHP
Really small micro-scale generation
The ‘RICT’ engine in micro energy and
Pressurized hybrid fuel cell system
Reinventing electricity distribution
Micro Energy Systems will be useful to
project developers, power generators, local government and building
services engineers in the industrial and commercial sector in the UK and
throughout the world