105 Benefits of CHP

In the fall of 1998, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated the "CHP Challenge" to double the amount of CHP generating power in the U.S. by 2010.* The benefits estimated by DOE analysts (U.S. Department of Energy, 1998) include net additional energy savings of 1.3 Quads, carbon reductions of 40 Mtc, SO2 reductions of 0.94 million tons, NOx reductions of 0.42 million tons, and economic savings of $5.5 billion.

* For an update on the progress of the CHP Challenge, see http://www.oit.doe.gov/chpchallenge or http://www.nemw.org/uschpa .

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

The solar Stirling engine is progressively becoming a viable alternative to solar panels for its higher efficiency. Stirling engines might be the best way to harvest the power provided by the sun. This is an easy-to-understand explanation of how Stirling engines work, the different types, and why they are more efficient than steam engines.

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