Combined Heat & Power
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There are more than fifty companies worldwide that are involved in the development and commercialization of combined heat and power systems for DER applications. Below are links for selected leading CHP manufacturers:
Hess Microgen, based in Nevada, uses Daewoo internal combustion engines to produce a range of products with outputs of 140-375 kWe and 196-527 kWth energy.
Plug Power, based in Latham, New York, utilizes their PEM fuel cell to produce 5 kWe and 9 kWth.
Tecogen, out of Waltham, Massachusetts, produces two CHP products, a 60 kWe/440,000 Btu/hr internal combustion engine and a 75 kWe/490,000 Btu/hr (30-650 kWe) engine.
UTC Power, based in Connecticut, uses a 4-pack of Capstone’s C60 microturbines with a 115 ton absorption chiller to be packaged and sold under the brand name Carrier.