» Clean and efficient energy for the home
Calor has launched a brand new LPG Baxi Ecogen boiler that generates electricity as part of its normal everyday operation. This revolutionary new technology is called Micro Combined Heat and Power (mCHP) unit. The LPG Baxi Ecogen provides highly efficient central heating, hot water and is the first UK domestic boiler that can generate electricity.
» The domestic LPG gas boiler that generates electricity
Energy requirements are rapidly growing. Think about your own home and how many lights and appliances need power. There are generally at least two or three in every room. Multiply that by every house in the UK and it’s easy to see why protecting our energy resources is so important. The LPG Baxi Ecogen not only provides highly efficient central heating and hot water, it also generates electricity. Using this electricity to power your household appliances means that you need to buy less electricity from your electricity supplier, so you can look forward to lower electricity bills and a smaller carbon footprint *.
» Why the LPG Baxi Ecogen?
LPG Baxi Ecogen fits your home and your lifestyle. The LPG Baxi Ecogen is not only advanced in its performance, but also in its looks. Elegantly designed, it will complement the style of your home, while of course, adding value to it through its excellent energy efficiency.
It can be sited almost anywhere in your home, from the kitchen to the utility or garage. The LPG Baxi Ecogen is 950mm high, 425mm wide and 426mm deep.
» Professional support
The LPG Baxi Ecogen should be installed by an installer who is certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). MCS Certification provides you with the reassurance that the person carrying out the installation has received appropriate training and is professionally qualified. Calor’s internal installer’s CalorForce are fully MCS qualified and we are currently the only LPG supplier to have this qualification.
» Cut your bills
The LPG Baxi Ecogen boiler produces up to 1kW of electricity per hour that can be used throughout your home. For example 1kW could power the television, the washing machine, a computer and ten 20W light bulbs.
You may be surprised to learn that electricity generated from a LPG Baxi Ecogen offers greater energy efficiency than having a SEDBUK Band A boiler and using electricity from an electricity supplier. By generating your electricity at the same time as providing heat and hot water for your home, you can expect to save up to £1055 on your annual fuel bill. *
Any electricity generated that you don’t use, you can sell back to your electricity supplier for an agreed tax-free and inflation linked price. Electricity suppliers will pay a Feed-in Tariff (FiT) to householders for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity generated and for every kWh of electricity exported back to the electricity grid.
- Generation tariff - the electricity supplier will make a fixed payment of 10p to the householder for every kWh of electricity they generate from the LPG Baxi Ecogen**
- Export tariff - the electricity supplier will pay a fixed amount of 3p for every kWh of electricity exported from the LPG Baxi Ecogen back to the electricity grid**
The cost of an installed LPG Baxi Ecogen will vary depending on the size and type of your property. A full site survey is required.
» Reduce your Carbon Footprint
You could reduce your home’s carbon footprint by up to 40% with an LPG Baxi Ecogen. The LPG Baxi Ecogen produces 0.8 tonne less CO2 a year than the combination of a SEDBUK Band A rated boiler for heat, and power from an electricity supplier. That’s the same amount of CO2 produced by an average car on a 3,000 mile journey. That's the same as driving around the edge of England. If compared to the combination of a SEDBUK Band G rated boiler for heat, and power from an electricity supplier, the Baxi Ecogen LPG produces 3.3 tonnes less CO2 a year. That’s equivalent to a 9,000 mile car journey (from Lands End to John O’Groats 11 times).*
To find out more about the LPG Ecogen Combined Heat and Power unit or to request an appointment please call us on 0800 181 4525 or click here .
*Based on official PAS67 and APM results, April 2010 (visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk) and compared to a SEDBUK Band G rated boiler (a Band G rated boiler having the lowest efficiency). The savings calculation is only an illustration and actual savings may vary considerably dependent upon individual circumstances and usage profiles.
** Prices paid under FIT are correct at the time of publishing the webpage and are subject to change without further notice. Prices of electricity are the typical prices for electricity at the time publishing; they are given as an illustration only and may vary depending upon usage profiles; they are subject to change and subject to individual electricity suppliers terms and conditions.