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22 March 2007

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Hana Loftus

Any info on what will make this better than the one that Whispergen is already marketing, and that Baxi are developing?

Phil Clark

Hana,
You have me stumped there. I'm going to put a call in to GTC/Cambridge Consultants and see what they have to say about how their product will differ.

Rory Bergin

The key thing about microCHP is that the systems on the market are all consuming fossil fuels. This is not the future, surely. Either microCHP run from fuel cells or large scale CHP fuelled by renewables is the answer. Tinkering with gas powered microCHP doesn't seem to have a future.

Casey Cole

Hi Phil, I've spoken to CTG about their engine and I'm not sure it's going to solve the problems encountered by other single-dwelling CHP units. I put the information up on my blog. See trackback above.

Phil Clark

Thanks for that Casey. I'm speaking to Cambridge/GTC tomorrow so will update you on that.

Leif Hille

Regarding the fossil fuel vs carbon neutral fuel comment above. Obviously fossil-fueled home-energy solutions, microCHP or other, are not the final answer. Nonetheless, a gas or oil-burning microCHP provides significant green improvement, both in operating cost and carbon emissions, over present home-energy offerings, and perhaps more importantly, these kinds of systems provide a bridge to what's next. Involving today's energy provider(oil or gas) in the next generation energy solutions makes for a smoother path to consumers who will ultimately fund development with their wallets.

Pieter

In the artikel below (unfortunately in Dutch) Peter van der Lichte of GTC claims that an avarage household can produce 70% of their electriciy with a very small windturbine produced by GTC. In the discussion to this article people question this rather outraguous claim. In stead of answering this critisism with objective test results, he answers with personal attacks, insults and threaths.

If you want to do business with this man, you might reconsider.


http://www.bizz.nl/1610-top-of-flop-windenergie-voor-huishoudens.html

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