Households across the Unites States that use natural gas for heating, water heating, cooking and clothes drying spend an average of $840 less per year than homes using strictly electricity for those same appliances. The ecopower microCHP demonstrates how natural gas is not only clean, domestic and abundant, but may be more efficient and affordable as well.
Using a natural gas or propane fueled Marathon engine, the ecopower system is designed to produce heat while simultaneously co-generating electricity, essentially providing consumers with their own on-site power plant. While creating the thermal energy for space heating, domestic hot water and other appliances, the system is also producing electricity to supplement or replace the reliance on grid supplied energy, reducing your overall utility bill and saving you money.
Benefits of installing ecopower:
- Provides heat and electrical power
- Runs on low-cost natural gas
- Reduces CO2 emissions
- May reduce your energy bill
Producing 13,000 – 47,000 BTUs per hour, the ecopower system will modulate based on the thermal needs of the application. Sensors located in the buffer storage tank tell the engine when to slow down and speed up as needed, ensuring the unit runs as long as possible in order to create the 1.2 – 4.4kW of byproduct electricity per hour. Accordin to ecopower, any application with a large thermal demand, such as large homes, multi-family buildings, pools, hotels, sports facilities and nursing homes, is the ideal candidate for one or more ecopower units.
With an engine life of more than 40,000 hours and long service intervals, the Marathon Engine is the prime energy source for ecopower. Clean burning natural gas contributes to the long life and thermal efficiency of the system.
For more information, please visit www.ecopowermicrochp.com or visit the American Gas Association booth C2615 at the 2016 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas on January 19 through 21.
*Statements of fact or opinion in this blog post are the responsibility of ecopower alone and do not imply an opinion or endorsement on the part of the American Gas Association.