Publication date: March 2011
By producing both useful heat and electricity locally, combined
heat and power (CHP) systems can potentially achieve lower overall
carbon emissions than conventional heating systems and grid
The Carbon Trust's Micro-CHP Accelerator carried out a wide
range of activities to better understand the potential benefits of
different micro-CHP technologies and the barriers to their
The Micro-CHP Accelerator demonstrated that this technology can
achieve significant carbon savings against alternative heating
systems in both domestic and non-domestic buildings, particularly
when the demand for heat is high and consistent.
But a number of challenges remain, including reducing costs,
increasing efficiency and ptimising installation and controls.
This report provides a concise synthesis and analysis of the
results of the field trial, including annual performance data for
the first time.
Download Micro-CHP Accelerator
final report (CTC788)