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Originally posted by mee30
reply to post by VoidHawk
Oh boy... Look so you are trying to say then that you will not save money? Even though it has already been proven that this does? I get what you are saying but you are not comparing it fairly... It is more efficient than getting your electric from a power station and having a combi... I mean what are you comparing it to?
Yes the leaking of energy is more efficient than the leaking of energy in a power plant and then the leaking of energy on the grid... So what is the problem here? I don't get it...edit on 21-1-2013 by mee30 because: (no reason given)
Are you aware of the price of gas?
We use these water heaters to heat water, yes? Wouldn't it be better if they were to ensure all the heat they generate went into that water? If it did there'd be nothing left to generate the electricity, true?
Every power generation process wastes power. In this sytem we first convert gas into heat and some power is lost, then we convert some of the heat into electricity, and again some power is lost.
Stirling engine micro-CHP This is new to the market, although the principal of the Stirling engine is well established. The electrical output is small relative to the heat output (about 6:1) but this is not necessarily a problem for micro-CHP. The only system currently available with Microgeneration Certification Scheme accreditation is a Stirling engine unit, and these are now being installed in homes in the UK.
These methods of converting heat into electricity are great if used in the right situation, but I dont see how using it in a boiler can make any sence, how are their shares doing at the moment?
Whats the point? You have to feed it gas.
I just tied my little solar backup system to the grid. My first full month's electricity bill (December) was down 46% from last year. And I feed it sun, not gas.