Cogeneration operates on a very basic principle: Generating electricity produces heat; cogeneration equipment captures that heat and uses it to supply hot water, steam, space heating - even cooling. Thus, an otherwise byproduct of electricity generation becomes a highly useful commodity.
Because Intelligen Power Systems cogeneration equipment is so efficient, most installations deliver significant energy cost savings.
If your facility has a need for thermal energy, in the form of heating and/or cooling, you are a good candidate for a cogeneration system. Intelligen cogeneration systems can provide Electricity, Cooling, Heating, Hot water or Steam.
An Intelligen cogeneration system uses less fuel to produce the same amount of energy -saving money and helping to protect the environment
Some Facts about Efficiency:
Transmitting power from a central power plant across long distances carries the unfortunate price of a significant waste of power. By the time electricity reaches your facility, much of the energy used to produce the electricity is wasted. Electricity sent over the utility grid is generally between 25% and 35% efficient - which means that as much as 75% of the energy used by the utility to generate and transmit electricity is lost before it even gets to you. By definition, this inefficiency flows through to you as a customer in the form of higher electric rates.
An existing hot water heater (boiler) is typically anywhere from 50% to 80% efficient, which wastes as much as one-half of the input fuel.
The poor overall efficiency of separate electric and thermal energy production is bad news for the environment and for your profitability.
The good news is that Intelligen Power Systems equipment provides electricity and hot water at a combined efficiency that approaches 90%.
Electricity created right where it is used, at your facility, has no detrimental power line loss. More importantly, exhaust heat is recovered and provided to your facility as useable energy. Overall, the process is more efficient, which leads to savings for you, and the environment.
Depending on your circumstances, your savings can be substantial compared to the conventional methods of meeting your energy needs.
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