Micro combined heat and power (known as micro-CHP, or m-CHP) comprises a range of technologies which are designed to produce both heat and electric power simultaneously within individual houses and small-scale commercial premises. To date, most new m-CHP heating and power systems based on these technologies have suffered from three principal drawbacks: Lack of consumer confidence regarding reliability; Price; and Unfamiliar operating cycles.
With these issues in mind, the Samad Power team set out to develop a micro-CHP system which, as far as possible, looks and behaves like a conventional gas boiler. Unlike other more complex micro-CHP technologies, Samad Power’s TGB and TwinGen products have been designed as straightforward replacement units for existing gas boilers. Both products are effectively gas boilers with a built-in micro gas turbine, which generates electricity. Although they will cost slightly more than standard condensing boilers, they will be simple to install and will not require any replumbing or changes to a customer’s existing central heating system.