ENER-G has published a detailed new 'Essential Guide to Small Scale Combined Heat and Power', which is available free to download.
The 20-page manual covers all aspects of selecting, designing and financing a CHP scheme - from applications and fuel options - through to economic modelling and financing - and integrating the technology into buildings.
Advice is provided on the stages of feasibility assessment and how to comply with the CHP Quality Index, which is the route to gaining generous tax exemptions and financial incentives for combined heat and power.
Illustrations of the economics of CHP are included in the guide to demonstrate the possible payback on investment of different sizes of systems in various applications.
A section on finance outlines the opportunities to benefit from CHP technology without any capital outlay via Discount Energy Purchase or Energy Savings Agreements. Capital Purchase options are also explained.
The guide also includes sections on system integration, technology, a glossary of terms and case studies of organisations using CHP to save money, reduce carbon emissions and improve energy resilience.
Clare Burns, Marketing Manager for ENER-G Combined Power Ltd, said: "Our guide aims to answer the most frequent questions asked by customers and engineering specifiers. Given the right building applications, combined heat and power is unmatched in delivering the perfect match of cost and carbon savings, together with security of supply. This guide helps customers work out whether CHP is right for them and how to specify, finance and integrate the technology to meet their objectives."
ENER-G is Europe’s leading provider of small scale CHP systems (from 4kWe to over 10MWe in size) and exports to 16 countries. ENER-G manufactures its technologies in Salford, Greater Manchester, and has a national network of service and maintenance engineers.