WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Scuderi Clean Energy's high efficiency combined heat and power (CHP) system does not depend on heat load in order to be economically viable.
CHP is a form of distributed power that has become more popular for large electricity and heat consumers. Also known as cogeneration, this method produces both electricity and heat from one energy source and is very efficient when it can work properly. It is typical that an engine/generator set that produces electricity from the generator, is also equipped to capture the heat from the engine - thereby providing the end-user with both electricity and heat from one fuel source. Efficiency levels of over 85% can be achieved. By utilizing CHP, less fuel is consumed, the cost of the power is reduced, and significantly lower levels of CO2 emissions are produced.
However, CHP systems typically only work when the customer, or end-user, has a large enough heat load to economically justify the additional capital equipment cost. Since the CHP systems are actually more dependent on the heat load than the electric load, they are sized for the heat requirements, and the electricity produced is only a side benefit.
This is not the case with the Scuderi Clean Energy CHP systems, which are dual output power generators. The system does not need a customer with a minimum heat load, it can be offered to customers with no upfront costs, and has higher efficiencies. It also acts as a complete backup for the customer.
"This requirement of having a customer with a large heat load limits the number of potential CHP users. In fact, most end users have larger electrical requirements than heat requirements," says Sal Scuderi, operations manager. "In addition, the system acts as a combined heat and power unit where it supplies not only electricity to a customer, but also provides all heating requirements. And unlike a conventional CHP system, the Scuderi system does not depend upon a minimum amount of heat being sold to a customer in order to be economically viable."
About Scuderi Clean Energy
Scuderi Clean Energy, LLC, (SCE) a wholly owned subsidiary of Scuderi Group, Inc., was formed in October 2015 to market Scuderi Engine Technology to the power generation industry. SCE holds a worldwide license on the Scuderi Engine Technology patent portfolio for the power generation industry. The Company currently has over $60 million worth of power projects under contract in Massachusetts and New York. All projects are for power generation utilizing conventional engines with the patented Scuderi control system. For more information, visit www.scudericleanenergy.com.
Scuderi Group, Inc.
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