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The Energy Opportunity in Wasted Heat

For every one unit of energy that is converted into electricity in power plants today, two units of energy are thrown away. This wasted energy is primarily in the form of heat – or thermal energy - and, there is technology available today that can turn this waste into a usable energy stream.Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is a technology that combines power generation and usable heat capture equipment to increase the overall efficiency of the power plant...

November 8, 2012 — Melissa C. Lott

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