A Novel Way to Power Greener Homes

Spark Assisted Compression Ignition 1 kWe Generator System with Integrated Waste Energy Recovery


Creating a system that can work with a smaller generator powered by natural gas would make mass production viable, reduce costs and eliminate the need to interface with the grid system.

Cheaper, cleaner power for your home could be on the near horizon. With the support of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant, a team of four institutions thinks that within three years they can bring energy efficiency to your house at one-eighth the cost.

The group’s proposal to optimize combined heating and power systems (CHP) for residential housing earned $2.7 million in seed money in October from the U.S. Department of Energy’s…

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