The first micro-cogenerator fuelled from pellet wood has enetered operation in Italy. The Stirling-engine unit delivers 1 kW electric power while feeding 14 kW of thermal power into the heating circuit of a 270 sqm family house located along a mountain town near Aosta. The product has been delivered by the Austrian manufacturer Okofen.
The microcogenerator of 1 kW fills in the hole in the standalone building-technology in locations where the user requires heating for more than six months per year.
The price tag was not release in the official press announcement.