R. Beith, Beith & Associates, UK
Some closing comments are necessary to try and summarise, from the book's contents, how small- and micro-CHP systems are currently positioned in the energy scene and to anticipate how they could develop in the future.
I think the first point to make is that it is clearly demonstrated from the 18 chapters that there are a wide range of applications and equally a wide choice of technologies to fulfil the services needed. Each technology has specific characteristics which best suit certain duty requirements. It may be helpful if I present an outline of the market and technology as I see it.
Review of micro combined heat and power (CHP)
Looking first at the micro-chp scene and the Stirling cycle, ...