A major European appliance manufacturer has signed a deal with micro-Combined Heat and Power (micro-CHP) developer Energetix Genlec and energy giant E.On to potentially mass produce a module and complete appliance for the European domestic market.
The identity of the manufacturer has not been disclosed due to a confidentiality agreement, but Energetix confirmed today that the three companies have agreed ‘heads of terms’ for a collaboration.
They hope this partnership can successfully take Genlec’s technology to the mass market by utilising the manufacturer’s large scale production capability.
The agreement sees the establishment of a four-phase programme which will cover building prototypes, evaluation and field trials.
E.ON Engineering, a subsidiary of E.On, wants to use this process to find the best way to deliver Genlec-enabled heating products to their customers.
Energetix says a Genlec-enabled micro-CHP boiler can meet all of the heating and hot-water needs of a household while generating electricity.
Adrian Hutchings, Energetix Group chief executive, said: “This further collaboration again emphasises the strength of the Genlec micro-CHP product which can revolutionise the way we heat and power our homes and helps households to reduce their fuel bills and lower their carbon emissions.
'With increasing demand for energy-saving and awareness of microgeneration, we look forward to continuing to push Genlec and our broader portfolio of products onto market.”
Charles Bradshaw-Smith, Head of Innovation at E.ON UK plc, said: “E.ON is delighted to partner with Energetix Genlec and to be involved with this innovative project which is designed to significantly assist consumers to lower their energy bills while helping to combat climate change.'