Combined Heat and Power System Reduces Energy Usage

Yanmar America has introduced a new propane-fueled, high-efficiency micro-Combined Heat and Power (mCHP) energy system that significantly reduces energy consumption. The small footprint, 5 kW mCHP, model CP5WN, can reduce costs in commercial and residential settings and works in conjunction with an existing energy system like a forced air furnace, boiler or geothermal system.

The CP5WN is used to generate heat and electrical power in homes up to 8,000 square feet and in businesses, such as restaurants, small office buildings, small hotels, stand-alone establishments and fitness centers. The CP5WN joins Yanmar’s propane-fueled CP10WN mCHP energy system, which serves larger applications with 10 kW of electrical output.

Yanmar’s CP5WN was brought to market with the support of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). PERC promotes the safe, efficient use of odorized propane gas as a preferred energy resource through research and development, training and safety programs.

Combined heat and power systems use the waste heat produced during the production of electricity, so less fuel is needed to power a home or business. A combined heat and power system generates electrical power at the system’s location, reducing losses associated with electrical transmission. Learn more about combined heat and power systems with free online classes at PERC’s Propane Training Academy.

In addition, the CP5WN will be on display in booth C2614 at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas from Jan. 22-24, 2013.


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