Cogenra says its T14 low-concentration PV system has a module cost of around fifty cents per watt for utility-scale installations; a Tucson project will soon use it.
Why let all that heat go to waste? IBM touts a hybrid concentrating PV/solar thermal system, similar to what Cogenra Solar has going.
A new model for energy-efficient housing uses insulation, new building materials and fuel cell technology to reportedly reduce homeowner energy bills to zero.
According to the Pew Environment Group, cogeneration technology constitutes a major opportunity to save both cash and carbon in the industrial sector.
In Salburua, Spain, an affordable housing project spanning a city block makes use of combined heat and power to cover its electricity needs and then some.
Kendall-Jackson, known for its Chardonnay, has installed a cogeneration system that will provide both electricity and hot water for the winery via the sun.
Toyota and Kyocera are part of a consortium offering Japanese homeowners a combined heat and power fuel cell that uses natural gas to produce hydrogen.