Micro-turbine coupled to a heat-pump
Rationale and Concept
FLAMINCO is a high-efficiency gas micro-CHP heat pump enabling trigeneration: up to 135 kWth of reliable and sustainable heat for space and water heating and up to 50 kWth of cooling, or 10 kWe of electricity (and 95 kWth of heat).
FLAMINCO merges 3 promising technologies in our pathway towards energy decarbonization:
- Micro CHP is an option for micro generation of heat and electricity in individual households, collective residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Systems cab reach a global efficiency over 90% (as the best water boilers) but avoid the waste of heat occurring in centralized production, reducing CO2 emission and saving costs.
- Heat pumps work like refrigerators (they transport heat from one place to another and transform that heat from useless temperature levels into effective temperature levels). With high energy efficiency, these devices can be more advantageous than micro-CHP when the electricity is not the most interesting output (e.g. in case of difficulties to consume it or to feed it into the grid).
- Condensing boilers are water heaters fueled by gas that achieve high efficiency (typically 90%) by condensing water vapor in the exhaust gases and so recovering its latent heat of vaporization, which would otherwise have been wasted.