A company called Enginuity Power Systems recently won the best of show at the 2020 International Builders Show in Las Vegas.
They build small natural gas (and other fuel) fired piston engines that generate electricity. The exhaust from the engine is used to heat water. Their website says to “think of it as a conventional water heater (that just happens to power your home)”.
I’m a builder (Northern Michigan) and requested further information on their 6.2 kw unit, specifically; how many cubic feet of propane required to generate the equivalent of 2.6 kilowatt-hours of electricity? I used 2.6 kwh because it’s my homes average monthly use. Below is the response I received:
“Our testing shows that the Systems use 10% to 15% more Ng or propane than a standard hot water uses just to heat a homes hot water. The EPS system for the average home will create all the hot water a home needs in a 24hr period while also making 36kw over a 24hr period. Running 6 hours a day.”
Anybody here aware of this company? Thoughts?
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