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Combined Heat & Power Overview

[DTx Site] Combined Heat & Power (CHP) is truly a way to get “two for the price of one”. CHP is also sometimes referred to as electrical or mechanical cogeneration. With CHP, you can make the electricity or cooling power that you need, plus capture much of the thermal energy that is normally lost during the energy conversion into power. With CHP, the “waste” thermal energy gets captured and put to good use on site, for heating water or building spaces. A normally very energy intensive task (heating) is now accomplished at no additional cost to the customer or environment. This double-duty translates into significant energy and cost savings for the customer, as well as proportional decreases in carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. With CHP, you get the electricity and heat that your building needs (or, alternatively, the chilled water and heat), for a lot less input energy and money than if you procured them separately, the conventional and inefficient way.

Tecogen offers three types of CHP systems to suit your facility’s particular application requirements:

TECOGEN – With a Tecogen cogeneration system, you get both electricity and heat for your building, from a single fuel source, resulting in dramatic savings on your energy bills. The engine’s mechanical energy is used to drive a generator that makes electricity, while at the same time the engine’s free waste heat gets recovered to satisfy building heating needs. This is sometimes referred to as “electrical” cogeneration.
TECOCHILL – With a TECOCHILL chiller system, you get both chilling and heat for your building, from a single fuel source, resulting in dramatic savings on your energy bills. The engine’s mechanical energy is used to drive a compressor that makes chilled water, while the engine’s free waste heat can be recovered to satisfy simultaneous building heating needs. This is sometimes referred to as “mechanical” cogeneration.
ILIOS High Efficiency Water Heater – Tecogen's majority-owned subsidiary, ILIOS Dynamics, now has it's first new product available!  Visit the ILIOS website to learn how heat from the environment combined with heat from engine make this new unit twice as efficient as a conventional boiler. 

 Tecogen's newest product...

Emission Retrofit Kits – Tecogen Ultra-low emissions retrofit kits deliver simple, cost-effective and robust solutions for meeting even the most stringent emissions standards. The patented "Ultra" system is available for installation on select rich-burn natural gas engines. 

Tecogen would like to help you determine whether one of our systems could deliver substantial benefits to your facility, by providing a free, site-specific economic analysis.

 
 Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Medical Facilities

[Cogen Site] Tecogen cogeneration and cooling CHP products are a proven way for hospitals and nursing homes to reduce their operating costs and carbon footprints significantly, and maximize overall efficiency.

Hospitals and nursing homes are often large facilities with around-the-clock operations, large steady thermal and electric requirements, and central plants. This makes them ideal candidates for CHP systems. Best applications include small and large hospitals, medical office buildings (MOB’s), and nursing homes serving at least 100 residents.

The “Microgrid” feature of Tecogen’s InVerde product is particularly valued in medical facilities, because it can be easily configured to provide convenience power during an outage, keeping important but non-critical services operating, until the utility grid is restored. (Note: the InVerde is not intended to be applied as Level 1 or Level 2 Emergency Power Supply System as defined by the NFPA.)

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 Hospital 

Operating savings to a hospital or nursing home can be over 50%, year after year. Tecogen systems can help attentive medical administrators and facility directors squeeze the most value out of limited budgets. Tecogen would be happy to provide you a detailed free economic analysis, to help you estimate the savings at your particular facility.

System Options

Tecogen will help a hospital or nursing home determine which type of CHP system makes the most sense.

[DTx Site] Cogeneration – Either a Tecogen induction generator-based or inverter-based cogeneration system can generate electricity that reduces a hospital’s or nursing home’s electrical bill significantly. At the same time, free waste heat can be recovered from the cogeneration system and used to offset fuel that would otherwise have to be burned in the facility’s boilers or water heaters. So in addition to savings on the electricity bill, the gas bill for space heating and domestic hot water (DHW) is also reduced. Alternatively, the free waste heat can even be used to drive an absorption chiller, a device which generates cooling from a heat source, thus relieving the hospital’s or nursing home’s other chillers from having to do as much of the air conditioning.

A Tecogen InVerde module can be operated independent of the grid during power outages, keeping some, or even all, of the hospital’s or nursing home’s services operating for extended periods. The patented “Microgrid” operating software allows multiple InVerde modules to operate harmoniously without any specialized external controls or field balancing. (Note: the InVerde is not intended to be applied as Level 1 or Level 2 Emergency Power Supply System as defined by the NFPA.)

[NY Hospital] Chiller – A TECOCHILL chiller, by comparison, provides cost-effective chilled water directly for a hospital’s or nursing home’s chilled water loop. It does this without using expensive on-peak electricity, greatly reducing the facility’s electric bill. At many hospital and large nursing homes, free waste heat that’s available from the engine(s) on the chiller can also be utilized to satisfy simultaneous hot water requirements, such as for domestic hot water (DHW) and space heating.

TECOCHILL systems require very little electric power, so are ideally suited for keeping medical facilities cool when the utility power has failed. In these applications, the existing backup power sources need only supply electricity for the chiller’s controls and ancillary equipment, rather than for the entire chiller.

Environmental Benefits

[NY Rehab and Hospital] Efficient Tecogen CHP systems can help a hospital or nursing home reduce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (CO2 output, or “carbon footprint”) by as much as 50%.

Tecogen CHP systems are a good way for a hospital or nursing home to “go green”, but in a practical, sensible way. They reduce global warming emissions, while achieving decent paybacks on their own and do not rely extensively on massive government incentives and tax benefits, like some other “green” measures do. Tecogen systems are an efficient and responsible investment of taxpayer and institutional dollars.

Please check out our list of cogen and chiller case studies and find out how facilities similar to yours are benefitting from Tecogen.

Educational Facilities

Tecogen cogeneration and cooling CHP products are a proven way for schools and colleges to reduce their operating costs and carbon footprints significantly, and maximize overall efficiency.

[College Cogen] Educational facilities are often large with around-the-clock operations, steady thermal and electric requirements, and central plants, which make them ideal candidates for CHP. Best applications include K-12 school districts, community colleges, and large colleges and universities.

The “Microgrid” feature of Tecogen’s InVerde product is particularly valued in educational facilities, because it can be easily configured to provide convenience power during an outage, keeping important services operating until the utility grid is restored.

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Economic Benefits

Operating savings for a school or college can be over 50%, year after year. Tecogen systems can help attentive educational administrators squeeze the most value out of limited budgets. We would be happy to provide you a detailed free economic analysis, to help you estimate the savings at your particular facility.

System Options

Tecogen will help a school or college determine which type of CHP system makes the most sense.

Cogeneration – Either a Tecogen induction generator-based or inverter-based cogeneration system can generate electricity that reduces a school’s electrical bill significantly. At the same time, free waste heat can be recovered from the cogeneration system and used to offset fuel that would otherwise have to be burned in the school’s water or pool heaters. So in addition to savings on the electricity bill, the gas bill for space heating, domestic hot water (DHW, for locker rooms and dormitories), and pool heating is also reduced. Alternatively, the free waste heat can be used to drive an absorption chiller; a device which generates cooling from a heat source, thus relieving the school’s other chillers from having to do as much of the air conditioning.

[School Pool Cogen] A Tecogen InVerde module can be operated independent of the grid during power outages, keeping some or even all of the school’s services operating for extended periods. The patented “Microgrid” operating software allows multiple InVerde modules to operate harmoniously without any specialized external controls or field balancing.

Chiller – A TECOCHILL chiller, by comparison, provides cost-effective chilled water directly for a school’s or college’s chilled water loop. It does this without using expensive on-peak electricity, greatly reducing the school’s electric bill. At some school and college campuses, free waste heat available from the engine(s) on the chiller can also be utilized to satisfy simultaneous hot water requirements, such as for domestic hot water (DHW), space heating, or pool heating.

TECOCHILL systems require very little electric power, so are ideally suited for keeping schools and colleges cool when the utility power has failed. In these applications, the facility’s existing backup power sources need only supply electricity for the chiller’s controls and ancillary equipment, rather than for the entire chiller.

Environmental Benefits

Efficient Tecogen CHP systems can help a school or college reduce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (CO2 output, or “carbon footprint”) by as much as 50%.

Tecogen CHP systems are a good way for a school district or college to “go green”, but in a practical, sensible way. They reduce global warming emissions, while achieving decent paybacks on their own and do not rely extensively on massive government incentives and tax benefits, like some other “green” measures do. Tecogen systems are an efficient and responsible investment of taxpayer dollars.

Educational Benefits

 Educational Facilities

Tecogen cogeneration and cooling CHP products are a proven way for schools and colleges to reduce their operating costs and carbon footprints significantly, and maximize overall efficiency.

[College Cogen] Educational facilities are often large with around-the-clock operations, steady thermal and electric requirements, and central plants, which make them ideal candidates for CHP. Best applications include K-12 school districts, community colleges, and large colleges and universities.

The “Microgrid” feature of Tecogen’s InVerde product is particularly valued in educational facilities, because it can be easily configured to provide convenience power during an outage, keeping important services operating until the utility grid is restored.

 

Operating savings for a school or college can be over 50%, year after year. Tecogen systems can help attentive educational administrators squeeze the most value out of limited budgets. We would be happy to provide you a detailed free economic analysis, to help you estimate the savings at your particular facility.

System Options

Tecogen will help a school or college determine which type of CHP system makes the most sense.

Cogeneration – Either a Tecogen induction generator-based or inverter-based cogeneration system can generate electricity that reduces a school’s electrical bill significantly. At the same time, free waste heat can be recovered from the cogeneration system and used to offset fuel that would otherwise have to be burned in the school’s water or pool heaters. So in addition to savings on the electricity bill, the gas bill for space heating, domestic hot water (DHW, for locker rooms and dormitories), and pool heating is also reduced. Alternatively, the free waste heat can be used to drive an absorption chiller; a device which generates cooling from a heat source, thus relieving the school’s other chillers from having to do as much of the air conditioning.

[School Pool Cogen] A Tecogen InVerde module can be operated independent of the grid during power outages, keeping some or even all of the school’s services operating for extended periods. The patented “Microgrid” operating software allows multiple InVerde modules to operate harmoniously without any specialized external controls or field balancing.

Chiller – A TECOCHILL chiller, by comparison, provides cost-effective chilled water directly for a school’s or college’s chilled water loop. It does this without using expensive on-peak electricity, greatly reducing the school’s electric bill. At some school and college campuses, free waste heat available from the engine(s) on the chiller can also be utilized to satisfy simultaneous hot water requirements, such as for domestic hot water (DHW), space heating, or pool heating.

TECOCHILL systems require very little electric power, so are ideally suited for keeping schools and colleges cool when the utility power has failed. In these applications, the facility’s existing backup power sources need only supply electricity for the chiller’s controls and ancillary equipment, rather than for the entire chiller.

 
Efficient Tecogen CHP systems can help a school or college reduce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (CO2 output, or “carbon footprint”) by as much as 50%.

Tecogen CHP systems are a good way for a school district or college to “go green”, but in a practical, sensible way. They reduce global warming emissions, while achieving decent paybacks on their own and do not rely extensively on massive government incentives and tax benefits, like some other “green” measures do. Tecogen systems are an efficient and responsible investment of taxpayer dollars.Institutional and Government Facilities

[Chiller] Tecogen cogeneration and cooling CHP products are a proven way for government and institutional facilities to reduce their operating costs and carbon footprints significantly, and maximize overall efficiency.

Institutional and government facilities are often large with around-the-clock operations, steady thermal and electric requirements, and central plants. This makes them ideal candidates for CHP. Best applications include government buildings, jails and detention facilities, data centers, schools and universities, hospitals, aquariums, district heating and cooling systems, public housing, municipal pools, ice rinks, and recreation centers.

The “Microgrid” feature of Tecogen’s InVerde product is particularly valued in institutional and governmental facilities, because it can be easily configured to provide power during an outage, keeping key services operating until the utility grid is restored.

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Economic Benefits

Operating savings to a government or institutional facility can be over 50%, year after year. Tecogen systems can help attentive government and institution administrators squeeze the most value out of limited budgets. Tecogen would be happy to provide a detailed free economic analysis, to help you estimate the savings at your particular facility.

System Options

Tecogen will help an institutional or governmental facility determine which type of CHP system makes the most sense.

[Marine Bio Lab] Cogeneration – Either a Tecogen induction generator-based or inverter-based cogeneration system can generate electricity that reduces a facility’s electrical bill significantly. At the same time, free waste heat can be recovered from the cogeneration system and used to offset fuel that would otherwise have to be burned in the facility’s water or pool heaters. This makes the school’s gas bill for space heating, domestic hot water (DHW, for locker rooms and dormitories), and pool heating go down, too. Alternatively, this free cogen waste heat can be used to drive an absorption chiller, which makes cooling from waste heat. This can relieve the facility’s other chillers from having to do as much of the facility’s air conditioning.

A Tecogen InVerde module can be operated independent of the grid for extended periods during power outages, keeping some or even all of the governmental or institutoinal facility’s services operating for extended periods. The patented “Microgrid” operating software allows multiple InVerde modules to operate harmoniously without any specialized external controls or field balancing.

Chiller – A Tecochill chiller, by comparison, provides cost-effective chilled water directly, for a governmental or institutional facility’s chilled water loop. It makes needed chilled water without using expensive on-peak electricity, which greatly reduces the facility’s electric bill. At some governmental or institutional facilities, free waste heat available from the engine(s) on the chiller can also be utilized, to satisfy simultaneous hot water requirements, such as for domestic hot water (DHW), space heating, or pool heating.

Tecochill chiller systems require very little electric power, so are ideally suited for keeping governmental and institutional facilities cool when the utility power has failed. In these applications, the building’s existing backup power sources need only supply electricity for the chiller’s controls and ancillary equipment, rather than for the entire chiller.

Environmental Benefits

[Police Forensic Building] Efficient Tecogen CHP systems can help a governmental or institutional facility reduce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (CO2 output, or “carbon footprint”) by as much as 50%.

Tecogen CHP systems are a good way for government or institutions to “go green”, but in a practical, sensible way. Tecogen systems reduce global warming emissions, while achieving decent paybacks on their own. Tecogen CHP systems do not rely extensively on massive government incentives and tax benefits, like some other “green” measures do. Tecogen systems are an efficient and responsible investment of taxpayer dollars.

Educational Benefits

[Cogen] Tecogen systems can even provide educational benefits in governmental and institutional facilities. The technology itself can be closely monitored and studied. A system’s environmental and economic benefits can be quantified and tracked by operating staff and administrators alike, on a “real-time” basis. With Tecogen CHP, government and institutional facilities can be justifiably proud of their green accomplishments.

Please check out our list of cogen and chiller case studies and find out how facilities similar to yours are benefitting from Tecogen.