The Furnace That Makes Electricity™
DISTRIBUTED POWER GRIDS ARE MORE EFFICIENT
Many centralized power plants waste as much as 72% of their energy input as lost heat to the environment. Additional transmission and distribution line losses from central power plant to end user are typically between 6% and 15%. Now imagine a decentralized and distributed electricity grid powered locally by the heat we already consume. Imagine an affordable building scale heat and power system that offers both fuel flexibilty and overall energy efficiency gains.
HEAT IS THE KEY TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY GAINS
Cogeneration within commercial and residental buildings holds the key to profound amounts of energy conservation. In North American and European energy markets most buildings consume two to six times more heat energy than electrical power. Decentralized power increases efficiency by utilizing the heat energy that is lost using centralized schemes. Cogeneration is a priority for the International Energy Agency and the European Commission.
STOKED SYSTEMS ARE DISTRIBUTED COGENERATION
Applications for distributed heat and power span residential, commercial, institutional and industrial markets. By combining cogeneration farms with solar farms and wind farms, a stable and reliable electricity grid can function entirely on renewable energy sources even on the darkest and coldest of windless nights. These technologies serve as a catalyst for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and can also stimulate economic growth and facilitate prosperity worldwide.