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Combined </br /> Heat & Power

Combined
Heat & Power

YANMAR Technology

YANMAR’s Combined Heat and Power system uses an internal combustion engine, powered by clean natural gas or propane, to produce both heat and electric power. The unit efficiently utilizes up to 88% of the fuel burn versus 33% burn rate of conventional, from-the-grid sources.

Efficiency Comparison

Efficiency Comparison

Benefits

Energy Efficient

By utilizing a highly efficient engine and capturing nearly all of the remaining energy as heat, the YANMAR CHP system can be up to 2.6 times as efficient as your current centralized power.

Energy Efficient

Environmentally Friendly

By using energy efficiently, your carbon footprint can be reduced by as much as 50% over conventional means. According to U.S. EPA CHP Partnership calculations, a YANMAR 10kW CHP system can reduce enough greenhouse gases to offset the carbon footprint of seven cars on U.S. roads.

Environmentally Friendly

Economic Savings

As electric prices continue to increase, you can benefit from significant utility bill cost savings by switching to abundant natural gas or propane.

Economic Savings

Energy Independence

By using a YANMAR CHP system as your primary power source, you are no longer solely reliant on the grid for your company’s viability or personal comfort. You now have the option to have power when the grid fails or in remote areas not currently served.

Energy Independence

Low Operation Noise

YANMAR CHP Units are reliably quiet.

  • 54dB(A) CP5WN
  • 56dB(A) CP10WN
  • 64dB(A) CP35D1
Low Operation Noise

High Functionality

With YANMAR CHP’s blackout start option, you can ensure your heat and electricity remain uninterrupted even during a blackout. High efficiency inverters convert YANMAR CHP’s generated electrical output into DC voltage and frequency with built-in protection and a synchronization device required for grid interconnections.

High Functionality

Easy Installation

YANMAR’s comprehensive technical training curriculum develops certified technicians prepared in all phases of design, installation, commissioning and service.

Easy Installation

High Reliability

Based on YANMAR’s proven engine technology and experience in CHP design, manufacturing, installation and service support, we are able to provide customers with a standard warranty and variety of optional Product Protection plans for up to 90,000 operating hours.

High Reliability

Models

Model Rated Output Voltage, Frequency Rated Recovered Heat Rated Hot Water Temp Outlet Net weight
CP5WN

CP5WN

5 kW

240V, 60Hz

34,100 BTU/h

149 F (65 C)

882 lb
(400 kg)

CP10WN

CP10WN

10 kW

240V, 60Hz

57,300 BTU/h (natural gas);
65,200 BTU/h (propane)

158 F (70 C)

1,653 lb
(750 kg)

CP35D1

CP35D1

35 kW

208V, 60Hz

204,040 BTU/h

176 F (80 C)

3,153 lb
(1,430 kg)

Applications

Healthcare

Healthcare

Hotel

Hotel

Multi-unit Housing

Multi-unit Housing

Office

Office

Residential

Residential

Restaurant

Restaurant

Case Study

Trans-Alaska Building

Trans-Alaska Building

CP35D1Z installation in Wasilla, Alaska

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FAQs

How does CHP Work?

CHP applications involve the recovery of wasted engine heat to produce useful thermal energy and electricity. To do this, natural gas or propane fuel is combusted in a YANMAR engine to generate electricity, and the heat that is normally lost in the engine’s exhaust system is recovered to provide heat for hot water (example: laundry or dish washing) or for space heating, cooling and dehumidification.

How widely used is CHP in the United States?

CHP can be used in almost every state, and is mainly found in areas with high concentrations of commercial activity, high electricity prices and energy policies that favor Combined Heat & Power.

Where does CHP make sense?

CHP is ideally suited for facilities that have a high demand for heat (a high thermal load) in areas where electricity costs more than $0.10 per kilowatt-hour. Some examples are:

  • Commercial: larger office buildings, hotels, airports, nursing homes and full-service restaurants
  • Institutions: K-12 schools, colleges, military bases, prisons and hospitals
  • Residential: multi-family housing and luxury residential homes

How can I learn if my facility could benefit from CHP?

By selecting the “Start your Performance Summary” button on the CHP Product page, you can begin the process with YANMAR to develop an analysis that can be used to make an informed decision about the cost/benefit based on your specific application.