ENER-G has published a detailed new Essential Guide to Small Scale Combined Heat and Power, available free to download.
The 20-page manual covers all aspects of selecting, designing, and financing a CHP scheme – from applications and fuel options 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 .
Illustrations of the economics of CHP demonstrate the possible payback on investment of different sizes of systems, while a section on finance outlines the opportunities to benefit from the technology without any capital outlay via Discount Energy Purchase or Energy Savings Agreements. Capital Purchase options are also explained. The guide includes sections on system integration, technology, a glossary of terms, and case studies on organisations using CHP