PowerAire is a tri-generation appliance that produces cooling, heat, and power from one package. It’s a combination appliance – including a backup generator – that reduces electricity consumption for any building.
By performing all three functions simultaneously, PowerAire increases the net result of the fuel used – natural gas or propane. The result is clean, dependable and inexpensive energy compared to the frail, inefficient electric grid. This leads to greater efficiency, power outage savings and savings off utility bills.
Through the use of a natural gas (or LP) fueled engine, PowerAire simultaneously produces cooling, heat, and power at the point of use. The engine drives an alternator (electricity) and a compressor (cooling) while a heat exchanger captures the engine’s heat. This allows the home or business owner to benefit from maximum efficiency in energy generation. The process is typically two to three times more efficient than a centralized electrical utility grid.
MCCHP systems, such as M-TriGen’s PowerAire, combine to produce cooling as well as heat and power. Sometimes referred to as Tri-Generation, combined cooling, heat and power systems achieve very high levels of efficiency in the production of power, heat and cold air. Efficiency levels achieved using this technology provide the user with significant cost savings and reduced impact to the environment.
• Higher efficiency translates lower operating costs.
• Higher efficiency reduces emissions of all pollutants, including CO2, NOX and SO2.
• CHP can increase power reliability and enhance power quality.
• On-site electric generation reduces grid congestion and avoids distribution costs.