Use of the BlueGEN unit, in a project managed by award-winning social enterprise iPower Energy Limited, places the university in the vanguard of micro combined heat and power (micro-CHP) fuel cell technology application in Scotland.
The unit converts natural gas to electricity around-the-clock, using the most efficient method currently available to extract usable energy from the gas. It works at significantly higher electrical efficiencies than other microCHP systems and is on a par with those on a large scale.
iPower covered the cost of supplying and installing the unit, while the university pays for its servicing and the gas consumed, in return enjoying free use of all the electricity and heat which is generated.
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