Combined Heat and Power Unit (CHP)

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Combined Heat and Power Unit (CHP)

Combined Heat and Power Unit (CHP) considerably reduces operating costs for electricity and heat. It is an excellent way of reducing energy costs and to counteract dwindling resources. Modern CHP use their primary energy source with about 96%. This is an efficiency that pays off and they will be rewarded by the Federal Office of Economics with the statutory CHP bonus for the promotion of cogeneration.

One speaks of combined heat and power (CHP), if in the Electricity production resultant waste heat is used.

What is a Combined Heat and Power Unit? Speaking figuratively, a CHP unit is a heating system that conveniently also generates electricity. The centerpiece of a CHP is a gas-powered engine, which drives a generator. Both, cheap electricity (approx 10ct / kWh) as well as cheap heat is generated, usable in the form of hot water.

The waste heat from the cogeneration plant can be transformed with special equipment in refrigerant and be used for cooling. This is done by adsorption chillers. You will need for refrigeration virtually no electricity. Ideal for a data center.

For data center operators CHP units as energy producer make especially sense, because they, like the data center, are designed for long maturities. It is already worth looking into Combined Heat and Power Units, if your data center performance lays at about 10kW.

In addition to very cheap electricity and very effective cooling, CHP units bring further advantages: They can be used as an emergency

power system and increase the overall energy efficiency (PUE) considerably. In addition, they are subsidized by the state.

If you think about the use of Combined Heat and Power Unit (CHP), we will help you with the calculation of cost-effectiveness and assist you in purchasing, installation and application procedures for the necessary support measures. Talk to us, we take care of IT.


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