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the big picture
By Jeremy Harrison
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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 more than 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.

Micro Cogeneration

Towards Decentralized Energy Systems

ISBN: 3-540-25582-6

Micro Energy Systems

Review of Technology, Issues of Scale and Integration


ISBN 1 86058 426 8

Click here for sample chapter (Micro CHP in the UK)

Click here for sample chapter (Micro CHP)

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 of scale

  • Wind turbines – a review of smaller units

  • Run of river hydro for the UK and overseas

  • Small hydro for remote areas – an international view

  • Micro CHP – energy services and smart metering

  • Micro combined heat and power

  • Stirling engine based microenergy systems

  • Running microturbines on biogas

  • Community biomass gasification CHP

  • Really small micro-scale generation (PV)

  • The ‘RICT’ engine in micro energy and CHP systems

  • 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


the big picture
By Jeremy Harrison
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