Integrated Systems Technology combines on-site power and/or distributed generation processes with thermal processes to provide cooling, heating, humidity control, energy storage and/or other process functions using thermal energy normally wasted in the generation of electricity. Integrated systems produce electricity and thermal energy as a usable energy product on site.
Combined, energy and heat can potentially convert >80% of the fuel used to generate electricity into useable power. Integrated Systems offer energy efficiency gains, reduce air emissions and up our energy security.
Integrated projects that target the industrial and commercial building sector have the potential to:
1. gain in energy efficiency/reduce the use of fossil fuels and consequential air pollutant emissions
2. improve the quality, efficiency, reliability and ROI of the electric grid
3. upgrade energy security