A CHP is a modular system that simultaneously generates heat and electricity at the place of energy consumption. The internal
combustion engine drives a generator to generate electricity. The resulting waste heat is used by the CHP for heating and hot water. This makes the CHP to a "power-generating heating system".
The CHP has a significantly higher energy efficiency (ie a higher overall efficiency) than the conventional production of heat in the boiler on site and the separate production of electricity in a central power plant. In addition, the decentralised location of a CHP with the small footprint due to its compact design offers flexibility and economic advantages.
Furthermore, with the principle of combined heat and power process heat can be fed into a district heating network. A CHP generate highly efficient large amounts of electricity and heat with the aim of a self-sufficient and economical energy production. The heat is used for heating purposes and water heating.
The energy source is preferably natural gas. Other possibilities are biogas, LPG, diesel or various oils. As a result, the customer is independent of wind, sun and electricity providers. Permanent availability, outstanding reliability and controllability offer extremely versatile and flexible application possibilities. Long-lasting quality components, low maintenance costs and long maintenance intervals result in low follow-up and operating costs.
The systems, which include the exhaust gas aftertreatment technology, burn the used fuel so cleanly that the legal limit values for power plants are clearly undercut. In some areas, the measurement results are even below the irrelevance limit. Consequently, one does not speak of "green" but of "white" electricity.
The overall efficiency of the units, which is up to more than 90 %, is correspondingly high. These results are achieved by the extensive changes to the engine and the engine control.
Due to this innovative technology and continuous research activities, we, the hama-inotec GmbH, are recognised as a contact partner for sustainable energy infrastructure solutions and contribute to the further development of performance-enhancing combustion of energy carriers of current and future generations.
Whether self-sufficient power generation for a mountain village, refrigeration and air conditioning technology for a hotel
complex, water treatment for coastal residents or the provision of control energy for wind farms and solar farms: The applications of CHP could not be more varied.
Because of their lower cost-effectiveness, our concentration is not focused on small CHP and not on the large CHP realised by the big energy companies, but on average power plant sizes from 500 KW up to several MW, eg for municipalities, municipal utilities, larger residential and commercial areas as well power-intensive operations.