- Internal Combustion Engines (ICE): These are widely used CHP systems that use natural gas, propane, diesel, or biomass as fuel to generate electricity and heat.
- Gas Turbines (GT): These CHP systems use natural gas or other fuels to turn a turbine, which generates electricity and hot air that can be used for heating.
- Micro Turbines (MT): These are small gas turbines that generate electricity and heat from natural gas or other fuels.
- Fuel Cells (FC): These microCHP systems use fuel cells to chemically convert fuel, such as natural gas, into electricity and heat without combustion.
- Stirling Engines (SE): These microCHP systems use Stirling engines that burn fuel to heat a gas which then drives a piston, generating electricity and heat.
- Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC): ORC is a small-scale power generation technology that produces electricity and heat from low-temperature heat sources such as waste heat from industrial processes or geothermal water.
- Steam Turbines (ST): ST plants generate electricity by using steam to power a turbine, which rotates a generator. The heat for the steam is provided by burning fuel or by using waste heat.
- Combined Absorption Chillers (AC): These systems generate cooling for buildings while simultaneously producing heat and electricity, including absorption chillers and chillers with heat recovery systems.
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