Presentation on theme: "Over 60,000 Honda MCHP Units at work in Japan"— Presentation transcript:
1 Over 60,000 Honda MCHP Units at work in Japan Boiler, storage tank, and heat exchanger unit for Japanese home marketOver 60,000 Honda MCHP Units at work in JapanAll in just last 4+ yearsHonda MCHP unit
2 The Heating System That Makes Electricity! Warm Air freewatt System83-92% Efficient Honda MCHP Engine Generator ModuleStage One Heat MBHElectric VACCoolant Lines93% AFUE High Efficiency Condensing Furnace w/ ECM BlowerSecond Stage Heat Full LoadHybrid Integration ModuleSystem ControllerHeat Led Two Stage Heating SystemThe Heating System That Makes Electricity!
3 Typical Installation Connections: - Gas - Electrical Thermostat VentingCondensateCoolant Lines- InternetInstalled by Factory Authorized Dealers (Heating/Cooling Contractors)
4 Gas Usage and Electrical Savings (Beta Sites) freewatt uses about the same amount of natural gas as the replaced system to make the same amount of heatfreewatt makes electricity as a bonusbeta units average 3400 kWh per year in the Boston areabeta units produce only 1.0 kWe versus 1.2 kWe for production modelprojected 4000 kWh/year average with production modelThe Heating System That Makes Electricity!
5 Reduced CO2 Emissions Electrical Generation Only Based on average emissions for the New England electric gridCO2 reduction could be 1to 4 or more tons per year depending on average emissions for the local gridA utility could aggregate the emissions credits for thousands of installations
6 freewatt Systems Now On Sale Over 50 Production Model Systems Installed to Date Hydronic freewatt systems also available
7 What Can freewatt Do?Nearly double the Governor’s energy savings objective -28% immediatelyProvide 80% of the energy and environmental benefit of residential solar electric power at 30% of the costNeutralize residential peak demand from gridProduce significant amounts of on-site electric power at total costs comparable to typical residential utility ratesProvide automatic back-up power during grid outagesWidely deployable: Over 25 million candidate home sitesSiting challenges: None
8 Energy Savings with freewatt The old way – gas fired central heat and grid powerTypical home heating fuel use about 100,000,000 Btu/yr (2500 ft. sq. home)70,000,000 Btu heating delivered at 70% efficiencyTypical annual electricity consumption in NY’s single family homes is about 9,000 kWhNet average delivered efficiency of grid is 30% with line losses, etc.Total energy needed for electricity generation is about 9,000 kWh x 3412 Btu/kWh divided by 0.3 which equates to another 102,360,000 Btu/yrSo, total energy consumption is 200,000,000 Btu/Yr.The new way - generate 5,000 kWh/yr by replacing old heating system at 70% efficiency with a freewatt Micro-CHP systemNo actual increase in gas consumption due to increase in total efficiency to 90% (70% for heating with added 20% for electricity for a total of 90%)5,000 kWhr is 55% of total electricity needed per year.So now consuming 145,000,000 Btu/yr, i.e. 100,000,000 Btu/yr for heating and 45,000,000 Btu/yr for electricity.55,000,000 Btu/yr saved.Percentage reduction in total home energy use is 55/200 = 28%Nearly double the Governor’s objective! (15 by 15)
9 Power Produced during grid outage Winter Spring Summer Fall Power Generation Profile Grid-Connected Home with freewatt Micro-CHPPower Produced During Summer or Winter Peaks ~ 100 hours per year, controlled by aggregatorPower Produced during grid outage2 kWPower Produced While Heating Home ~ 4,000 hours per year, controlled by home thermostat and hot water demand1 kWWinter Spring Summer Fall
10 Consumer Selling points Significantly reduced electric billsImproved thermal comfortUltra-quiet operationPayback on their investmentReduced impact on the environmentInternet connectivityEnergy Security
11 Benefits to the Homeowner Choice to Make a Positive Change in Energy Use and Environmental Impact without SacrificeCompares to : Switching from SUV to compactDownsizing your homeTurning off about half of all your appliances
12 Climate Energy freewatt vs. Solar PV Northeast Residential Application Design Basis: Reduce Grid Power Use by 50%Solar PV:4 kW capacityCE Micro-CHP1.2 kW capacityUtilization10%50%Applicability< 25%Near 100%Incremental Cap. Cost$35,000$10,000CO2 Reduction for Electric Generation~ 50%~33%NOx Reduction>40%Primary Energy Savings~50%~30%Bonus Feature for CustomerDecorated RoofComfort and SecurityConclusion:Freewatt provides about 80% of the benefit of Solar PV for less than 30% of the cost.
13 What can AEE do to help fulfill the promise of Micro-CHP What can AEE do to help fulfill the promise of Micro-CHP? Let your legislators and the PSC know that you support…Net metering: keep it simple and low cost to interconnect and measureCapacity Aggregation: allow thousands of homes to combine to provide dispatchable MegawattsIncentive parity with “renewable” energyEducation
14 Thank You!Karl MayerBusiness Development ManagerClimate Energy, LLCNew York OfficeECR International, Inc.85 Middle RoadDunkirk, NY 14048Phone: Ext or Ext. 3474Fax:Website:Contact Information