Freewatt micro-CHP for the home

Honda and Climate Energy have begun sales of Freewatt, their joint micro-CHP (combined heat and power) cogeneration system designed for residential use.  A similar system has been available in Japan since 2003, and to date, more than 45,000 have been sold.

The freewatt Micro-CHP system consists of an MCHP cogeneration unit developed by Honda paired with a furnace or boiler produced by Climate Energy. The ultra-quiet MCHP unit—based on Honda’s GE160EV natural gas engine—produces 3.26 kW of heat and 1.2 kW of electric power.

The system should offer substantial cost and emissions reductions.  Freewatt is currently being aimed at the Northeastern US, where heating costs are substantial, but there are plans to expand sales nationwide.


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