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CHP for US commercial laundry

US-based cogeneration equipment manufacturer Tecogen has received an order for two natural gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) units for a commercial laundry in New York state.

The two variable-speed units will be installed during the facility’s construction and will supply 100 per cent of its hot water needs and around two-thirds of its power, Tecogen said.

The firm’s microgrid control technology will also be included in the sale.

Benjamin Locke, Tecogen’s co-CEO, said the technology was “an ideal fit for the laundry business” due to its “ability to deliver both a consistent and reliable supply of high temperature hot water and electricity” and “address growing customer awareness of the impact that cleaning our clothes has on the environment.”

Output from the units ranges from 10 kW to 125 kW and the company says they offer 125 kVA grid-independent emergency power, rapid black start for emergency power, a 25 per cent power boost for demand-side response (peaking up to 125 kW), and microgrid compatibility with power balancing control software. à‚