Cogeneration of heat and power (CHP) enables simultaneous production of heat and electricity and is, in Europe, currently almost exclusively used in industry, district heating sectors and in large real estate.
"We are pleased to have been able to win Honda, the world’s leading engine manufacturer, as a partner. With this co-operation we will be able to further expand our portfolio of energy-saving and environmentally friendly products," said Dieter Müller, Managing Director of the Vaillant Group.
Takayuki Arima, President of Honda Motor Europe (North) GmbH in Offenbach, said: "The competence of Vaillant in heating and air conditioning systems and the long experience of Honda in the development and production of highly efficient systems for cogeneration can create the best product."
In Japan and the US Honda is already offering small gas-powered micro-cogeneration units (MCHP) for use in detached houses.
So far, more than 80,000 systems have been sold and installed in the two countries.
The use of cogeneration for heat and power in the private sector is an essential milestone to achieving Europe’s climate protection objectives.
With the Vaillant and Honda-developed solution, it will be possible to reduce CO2 emissions per household significantly.
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