Frequently Asked Questions

Please view the videos below that address the most commonly asked questions and download the brochures.

How Our Energy Systems Work

Yanmar CP5WN: Download the Brochure
Yanmar CP10WN: Download the Brochure
Yanmar CP35D1: Download the Brochure
Yanmar CHP Brochure: Download the Brochure

Channel 12 Report "Micro-CHP making power for your home or business"

What is combined heat and power?

Combined heat and power or CHP as it is more commonly referred to, is the simultaneous generation of usable heat and electrical power in a single process. In other words, a CHP system utilizes the heat created in electrical generation rather than releasing it wastefully into the atmosphere. CHP is sometimes referred to as co-generation or co-gen.

In typical conventional power generation, much of the total energy input is wasted. CHP, where the waste heat is recovered, can reach efficiencies in excess of 85%. CHP systems provide a secure and highly efficient method of generating electricity and heat at the point of use. Due to the utilization of the heat from electrical generation and the avoidance of transmission losses as power is generated on site, CHP achieves a huge comparative advantage in efficiency over power stations and heat only boilers.

Typically an efficient CHP system can deliver at least a 20-30% increase in efficiency over the systems it replaces. For energy intensive businesses and larger load residential owners, these savings in energy efficiency and resultant cost are substantial.

The other way to look at it is that you can be generating electricity locally using a CHP system at a lower cost and carbon footprint than you currently pay today from the grid. In addition you can utilize the waste heat produced at a discount or if you own the system FOR FREE!