The economic viability of a microturbine cogeneration system

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dc.contributor.upauthor Meyer, Josua P. 2016-03-11T09:53:34Z 2016-03-11T09:53:34Z 2002 2002
dc.description.abstract Paper presented to the 1st International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Kruger Park, 8-10 April 2002. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Currently, electrical resistance heaters are used to produce most of the hot water in South Africa. Increasing electricity tariffs make these devices very expensive. This paper investigates the economic savings potential of using a cogeneration system made of microturbines, heat pumps and heat exchangers. Specifically the heating of water for large residential units is investigated. Different economic parameters are used to compare microturbine heat pump systems with electrical resistance heaters, natural gas boilers and heat pumps. For different main centres in South Africa, the amount of hot water is determined where a cogeneration system is economically more viable than other types of water heaters. It has been concluded that the most important influence factor is the electricity tariff. The higher the electricity tariff in a city, the smaller the number of domestic consumers where a cogeneration system becomes viable. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian tm2015 en_ZA
dc.format.extent 12 Pages en_ZA
dc.format.medium PDF en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Denys, N & Meyer, JP 2002, 'The economic viability of a microturbine cogeneration system', 1st International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics 8-10 April 2002, Kruger Park, South Africa en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0-86970-536·9
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics en_ZA
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dc.subject Heat transfer en_ZA
dc.title The economic viability of a microturbine cogeneration system en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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