General Overview of Small Scale Technologies
There are three main components in all micro-cogeneration products: a power source, a heat recovery system, and an electrical generator. The key element of the three that differentiates these products is the power source. It was mentioned in the Background/History Page about the slow development of power sources for small scale cogeneration, but what we didn’t address is what caused this slow approach. Simply put, there are three attributes to a power source that would make it suitable for cogeneration.
"When faced with steamrolling technology, you either become part of the technology or part of the road"
- Lowell Bryan
A Consultancy to Small Scale
Lesser known power sources of the future: With over thirty companies in the world working on microCHP technology, there is an excellent chance that some of these “little known” technologies will be successful as the marketplace develops and opens up to new ideas.