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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Clean Energy Technol.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/JOCET
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JOCET 2013 Vol.1(2): 96-100 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2013.V1.23

Financial, Environmental and Energy Analysis of Various Micro-CHP Systems within the UK Domestic Market

T. S. Doyle, Z. Dehouche, A. Harries, and I. Rizos
Abstract—Widespread uptake of decentralized energy production has the potential to reduce carbon emissions whilst making the energy market more affordable, sustainable and robust. The application of micro-CHP systems in the domestic market has the potential to alleviate pressure on the national grid by displacing electrical and heating demands, and also through the export of excess electricity. Initial market support for this has been shown by the UK’s Feed-in-tariff scheme which is currently incentivizing efficient micro-CHP systems (<2kW) by providing a financial return for every unit of electrical energy produced and further reward for every unit exported to the grid. It is the aim of this research to attempt to identify those m-CHP systems available on the market and to quantify the expected benefits in terms of cost, CO2 savings and overall energy efficiency when feeding a typical domestic property in the UK.In an attempt to maximize financial income from the FIT scheme an operating strategy of constant supply, at the maximum rated output, is compared against the conventional heat led approach most often used in CHP applications. Overall results indicate that the heat-to-power ratio for a given m-CHP has a direct impact on all of the performance factors being measured and also determines the preferred operating strategy that should be followed.

Index Terms—Distributed generation, energy efficiency, feed-in-tariff, m-CHP.

T. S. Doyle and Z. Dehouche are with the School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK (e-mail:; zahir.dehouche@brunel
A. Harris and I. Rizos are with BDSP Partnership, Paddington, London, UK.


Cite:T. S. Doyle, Z. Dehouche, A. Harries, and I. Rizos, "Financial, Environmental and Energy Analysis of Various Micro-CHP Systems within the UK Domestic Market," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 96-100, 2013.

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