The EnerTwin is a micro CHP (Combined Heat and Power) system where a boiler and a small power plant are combined in a single durable device. The EnerTwin has been developed by MTT (Micro Turbine Technology BV). The heart of the EnerTwin is a micro turbine that drives a generator. The micro turbine delivers 3kW electrical power and 15kW thermal power for heating and hot tap water.
The EnerTwin is the first cogeneration system based on a micro turbine. Micro turbines offer great advantages in reliability, life and maintenance costs.
Via generation of electricity as a by-product of heat, significant energy cost savings and environmental impact reduction are achieved.
The EnerTwin is reliable and has a long life. Furthermore, due to its favourable price, the EnerTwin rapidly repays the installed costs. EnerTwin generates electricity at a (marginal) cost that is substantially lower compared to buying electricity from an energy utility. This cost advantage is around 50%. Availability of subsidies and bonuses for decentralized generation will increase the cost advantage even further.
In addition, a substantial volume of fuel is saved by avoiding exhaust heat losses (like on many large power generation stations) and losses within the electric power transmission and distribution systems. These fuel savings together with clean combustion in the micro turbine lead to a significant reduction of CO2 (some 3-6 tons of CO2 emissions annually), as well as low emission of NOx and CO2.
Thus the EnerTwin saves both the environment and your wallet!