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Home power generation coming of age

By Competetant414     Jan 31, 2007 in Environment
No, this is not about home wind generation, rather about co-generation in your basement powered by a Honda internal combustion engine.
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"Combined power generation and heating systems have been in use by heavy industry for years. Now, a Massachusetts company is trying to size down the technology to fit into the average home."
"The systems, which heat homes more efficiently and reuse heat produced in the power generation process, can dramatically reduce electric bills and can even run the meter backward."
The system revolves around a Honda engine burning natural gas to produce electricity, and the resulting heat generated is fed into the home's heating system. Not only can surplus energy be fed back into the power grid, reducing electricity costs, it can reduce your electricity bill dramatically.
Shape of things to come? What about the exhaust noise?
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