Current market information on microCHP
Baxi Ecogen released the award-winning ‘Baxi Duo-tec Combi HE’ in 2006 and was awarded the Which? ‘Best Buy’ and the ‘2008 CORGI Boiler of the Year’ award. The UK's first domestic wall-hung micro-CHP appliance the ‘Baxi Ecogen’ was launched in 2010, and won the ‘Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation’ in 2012. These units brought micro-CHP to the domestic market and are currently available to purchase. Further micro-CHP units using a variety of different engine types are promising higher efficiency and are creating a more competitive market which will inevitably push prices down. Driven forward by technological advancement, government carbon emission incentives / tax cuts and fines for energy companies, micro-CHP is set to become a very popular technology. It is said that of the 24 million households in the UK, as many as 14 to 18 million are thought to be suitable for micro-CHP units.