22 Feb '12, 9pm

Cogeneration systems make renewable energy more efficient & feed the grid #resourceperformance

Cogeneration systems make renewable energy more efficient & feed the grid #resourceperformance

There's a lot of talk about how renewable energy like solar and wind can't ramp up to meet our energy needs. What we need are creative solutions to that challenge, like distributed cogeneration. This image is a screen shot from a LichtBlick video demonstrating how distributed cogeneration can take up the slack when wind and solar energy sources are not producing power. I just got off the phone with Ralph Kampwirth, at LichtBlick in Germany, who told me about a system his company now has up and running to provide power to the grid exactly when it's most needed, while at the same time providing cheaper heat and hot water to German homes. While we don't like to tease our readers too much with products you just can't get here, sometimes it's heartening to see what's possible if creative minds, engineering, and policy come together. This is the case with LichtBlick's EcoBlue CH...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/live/index.cfm/2012/2/22/Mak...

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