Brash helps Homeowners Affordably transition to a Renewable Energy Future
May 20, 2021 - 1:00 pm EST (Live Event)
BRASH is an affordable home energy system that makes both heat and electricity. It’s done in much the same way large industrial and commercial businesses have successfully used combined heat and power (CHP) systems for decades. With BRASH, homeowners who heat with gas or propane won’t be dependent on the power company for their electricity any longer. They, and thousands of home energy system installers, are going to learn how a furnace that once accounted for just heat, can also generate all the electric power a home needs. Reliable and cleaner baseload power. Even during a power failure.
There’s no question that CHP works for the C&I sector. But there are no residential CHP units of any quantity in North America. Early home CHP products were either too big, too noisy or too complex, requiring assembly on site. BRASH is none of those things. But it’s price that has in the past and will continue to determine the widespread use of residential CHP. We understand. Payback on a BRASH system is 3-4 years. By any measure, getting both heat and electric power from a BRASH CHP will be an economic boon for North America’s 60+ million natural gas/propane users. And back-stop increasingly unreliable grid power.
BRASH CHP will also complement home solar installations by providing additional heat and power on those cold February nights. BRASH also becomes the first step to lower energy costs, and lower emissions, for the many homes that are not candidates for solar, due to rooftop shading, orientation or other factors. It just makes sense. Using clean, plentiful fuels like natural gas and propane more efficiently on site with CHP is the right energy mix for today’s homeowners. It begins the transition for millions of homeowners to a renewable energy future.