Are CHP Inverter Generators worth it?

When you get down to it, this is probably one of the most important questions around… if not the most important - are CHP generators worth it? The short answer is yes, they are definitely worth it, but we probably need to tell you a little bit as to why!

Why a CHP inverter type generator?

Why does it have to be an inverter-style generator - why can’t it be another type? There are a variety of positives to inverter generators, but the major benefits include :

  • Capable of managing variable heat and power loads
  • Available both on and off grid
  • Clean, grid-friendly power
  • Higher energy efficiency levels
  • Efficient greenhouse gas reductions
  • So many more!

This means they are an environmentally and financially beneficial option, including multiple sustainable and flexible options and outcomes.

Why not choose other embedded power projects?

Complex embedded power projects can result in delays and cost overruns, with a typical embedded project including :

  • A generator
  • Power factor correction
  • Dynamic phase balancing
  • Back up generators
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply, or UPS
  • Automatic transfer systems with interlock systems
  • Grid projection relays
  • Excess exporting relays
  • Uncertain utility approval process, sometimes with costly revisions
  • Expensive electrical engineers producing highly complex custom designs

These extensive components result in complications that inverter generator projects do not have, and a long and expensive process!

Projects such as these are higher risk, whereas Inoplex Inverter CHP solutions manage these risks. Inoplex provides a low risk embedded generation solution.

Who uses CHP inverter generators?

There is a huge range of industries and businesses that see the benefits of utilising CHP inverter generators, including :

  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Aquatic centres
  • Data centres
  • Jails – Correctional Centres
  • Coal seam gas well-heads
  • Anaerobic digesters
  • Primary producers
  • Holiday parks
  • Resorts
  • Mines

With this amount of usage, everyone can't be wrong when it comes to inverter generators! 

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If you have any questions regarding CHP inverter generators, or are considering the conversion to cogeneration for your business, get in contact with Inoplex today on 0448 307 282 or complete an online enquiry form. We are the leading professionals when it comes to cogeneration in Australia, so give us a call now.


Resources

Cogeneration : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cogeneration

NSW Government (Office of Environment & Heritage - Cogeneration Feasibility Guide) : https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/business/140685-cogeneration-feasibility-guide.pdf

Australian Government (Your Home: Batteries and Inverters) : http://www.yourhome.gov.au/energy/batteries-and-inverters

South Australia Government (Using Generators for back-up power): https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/energy-and-environment/using-electricity-and-gas-safely/using-generators-for-back-up-power