Friday, 9 October 2009

CHP - one way forward: intelligent grid

1.3 to 4.7 kW electric and 4.0 to 12.5 kW thermal energy
CHP = Combined Heat and Power,
CHP = producing thermal and electric energy in one unit, in one go)

One way to avoid rising fuel bills is to consume less energy by avoiding waste and abundance.

If governed by intelligence uncoupled from lobbies or cartels saving ennergy won’t let you sit in the cold and dark at all.
Modern methods of Insulation, Construction and e.g. Illumination of your then even cosy home are on the way to help: for example Passive House Technology and LED lighting (certainly not that energy saving bulb crap!).

But there is another key element, which is to produce energy and become part of an intelligent grid (even become autarkic/independent, all it takes is an additional battery and a rectifier).

Thousands of these highly efficient CHP systems installed at the users' end of the grid would make additional power plants like unsolved-waste-laden-nuclear- or ccs-burdened-fossil-power stations redundant.

The suppliers will need to be told to like the idea.

Carpe diem!


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