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Applications in Your Business

MultiGen technology is unique as it can offer various cooling systems such as water from the air, refrigeration or cool air conditioning with free energy. A MultiGen can provide heating and cooling and as a result is clean and efficient , with a small equipment footprint, low maintenance, less carbon emissions with applications in:

  • New and existing office buildings,
  • Unit complexes,
  • Supermarkets,
  • Data centres,
  • Telecommunications facilities,
  • Hospitals,
  • Schools,
  • Cluster housing such as retirement villages,
  • Tourist resorts,
  • Mining camps,
  • Agricultural production facilities and,
  • Remote communities.

In effect, anywhere there is a requirement for many functions emanating from a single reliable, efficient and clean power source. MultiGen fuel can be natural gas, biogas, propane, avgas or diesel. However, reticulated natural gas, in most cases, is the least expensive fuel source and should be considered. For example where gas is $5.60/GJ electricity can be produced for as little as $0.07/kWh. Diesel is a moving target in pricing electricity . Water and heat are essentially produced for free from either as could refrigeration.

It is important to remember that MultiGen uses a single fuel source to produce a number of very useful energy products including water manufacture from air, cool air conditioning, refrigeration, water heating and electricity. Compared to using grid purchased electricity, with an efficiency of 33%, to achieve the same number of energy products MulitGen achieves efficiencies up to 90% . This can be accomplished by using less energy resulting in less CO2 while saving you money.

As an example on site generation of water from the atmosphere, heating and cooling and electrical power provide supplementary essential resource supplies that can reduce reliance on energy supply authorities resulting in:

  • much greater efficiencies with respect to water and energy consumption,
  • security of supply and,
  • lowering GHG emissions.

An onsite MultiGen system can also act to reduce the financial impact of ever increasing utility charges. Natural gas is increasing on average by 3.5% p.a in some areas whereas grid supplied electricity has increased by a much higher % and is expected to continue to rise sharply. In some cases revenue can also be derived by selling power to tenants or back to the grid as well as providing a secure and reliable source of power as an additional service to a facility’s tenants in the event of public utility failure.

System components can be easily configured and scaled to meet a specific set of requirements. Some of these may include:

* Generating water from the air to be stored and used for garden irrigation or for use in certain amenities,

* As a source of air conditioned air, to air condition a common area or supplement existing ducted systems,

* Configuring micro-turbines to act as backup power in the event of a grid failure,

* Generating and selling electricity to tenants of a building or unit holders in a retirement village,

* Generating cheaper and cleaner electricity for use in peak periods reducing the utility bill including demand, market and other charges,

* Disposing of an existing gas boiler and replacing it by using MultiGen’s exhaust to heat water,

* Heating water to be used in space heating, such as hydrolic heating or to heat a swimming pool and,

* A source of supplementary hot water in an agricultural production facility or a laundry.

Generally ROI is about 5 years or less pending outputs and normal grid costs. However, the business case is largely determined by system applications, gas supply price, grid supplied electricity charges and installation factors. This is largely dependent on a number of factors for specific details please enquire.

To find out how MultiGen could benefit your organisation please contact MultiGen Group.