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CHPCombined heat and power plants (CHP) generate electricity and heat - directly from the consumer. This saves energy losses due to transportation and increases the overall level of energy use.

A combined heat and power plant (CHP) is a machine that is based on combined heat and power (CHP) - it is generated as both electrical energy and heat. CHP plants are usually powered by an internal combustion engine or a gas turbine .

How power generation at the CHP works

A generator is used to convert movement energy into electrical energy - just like a conventional power plant. This creates heat that is tapped at various points. When the gas is burned, for example, the engine heats up and has to be cooled. The exhaust gases also contain thermal energy that is released to the cooling circuit via a heat exchanger. The coolant heated by these stations can now sensibly transfer the absorbed thermal energy to the heat cycle.

Compared to competing processes such as wind power and photovoltaics, the CHP is available at any time and with different load requirements regardless of the weather conditions. A night part: The flexible operation increases material wear. Accordingly, there should also be a heat store or a refrigeration system (combined heat, power and cooling) in order to use both forms of energy at the same time. In addition, the existing energy sinks should be analyzed very carefully during planning. This is how the CHP is optimally designed.

Are you interested in this topic? We plan and implement CHP projects. We also calculate the profitability in detail.

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