Waste energy is recaptured and reused – for heating/cooling.
Instead of needing extra power, this waste can be used for useful purposes such as:
It has been proven that Highly rated (4-5 star) NABERS rated properties earn superior returns. By installing a cogeneration or trigeneration power source you can add up 1 ½ stars to your NABERS rating.
Key advantages include:
Since Cogeneration/trigeneration power sources are local installations, and not dependent on being supplied from the grid – they will provide alternatives to the estimated 60% price increases in electricity grid prices in the coming years.
At the core of cogeneration and trigeneration power are technologies which are reliable and have been used for many years. Additionally, your power source will not be dependent on mains grid power.
Carbon credit schemes will reward low emission power plants. Studies have shown CO2 emissions are 66% lower with cogeneration and trigeneration.
Cogeneration and trigeneration can use various fuels including coal, petroleum products, natural gas, biomass and biogas. The majority of cogeneration and trigeneration facilities installed in Australia use syngas due to its availability, cost and greenhouse intensity. Biomass is expensive to transport and not economically viable unless the source is nearby.