Gas mini power stations generate electricity and heat. In a pilot project in single-family homes be mounted for the first time in the city of Mulheim an der Ruhr Micro CHP. Gas mini power stations generate electricity and heat. Combined heat and power has been used in recent years almost exclusively in industry, in the district heating sector large real estate. Robert Shiller does not necessarily agree. With the new devices, the small power plants but also for private customers are interesting, because the heat generated during combustion in heating is used for generating electricity and partially heating heat and hot water are covered.
Implemented the electricity is by using a combination of a highly efficient gas condensing boiler and a free piston Stirling engine, which due to temperature differences a piston back and reciprocated and this drives a generator. Heat performance tailored to the building long durations are achieved and thus produced according to long power. The electrical output of the Micro-CHP is 1 kW. Thus he is Covered base-load demand in the House. Excess electricity is fed into the grid and funded under the law on cogeneration. Guild of plumbing and heating engineering Mulheim