Denmark is a world leader in terms of CHP share of electricity production. Owing to its national policies, it was ranked by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as the best performer in effective encouragement of CHP. Fuel cell mCHPs from Dantherm Power, Hexis and RBZ are available for field trials in Denmark (click on the manufacturer´s names for detailed information).
We would need you to provide some basic information about the building were the CHP system will be installed to understand if our heating systems would be suitable for you. Please have a look at the short checklist below. It will take only 3 minutes.
Checklist – Important prerequisites for the installation of a fuel cell mCHP! Those interested in a fuel cell mCHP should consider several aspects in advance:
•Installation cannot be organised for emergency replacement of your current heating system.
•The building should have a main gas connection.
•The building should have a central heating system.
•The building should be connected to the electricity grid.
•The building should have an internet connection.
You can find more information in Danish here: InfoPack_DK
Fiscal incentives for renewable energy
The Danish government provides fiscal incentives for investment in green energy. In the Energy Agreement from March 2012, the Danish government set ambitious policy targets for the future Danish independence on fossil fuels. Certain support schemes are currently in place for some renewable energy technologies, such as metering for solar panels. No such schemes exist yet for fuel cell micro CHP in the Danish energy policy but the legislation enables the Minister of Climate and Energy to add the more innovative technologies in the future.
Danish mCHP demonstration project
Danish industry is actively working on the development of fuel cell microCHP technology. The Danish mCHP demonstration project demonstrating fuel cell-powered micro-CHP is conducted on the island of Lolland and in the western towns Varde and Sonderborg. The project is led by SEAS-NVE in a consortium including 8 partner companies, such as IRD, Dantherm Power, Topsoe Fuel Cell, SE, DGC, COWI and DONG Energy. The first domestic fuel cell CHP installation was launched in late 2008 and the last phase of the project with a total of > 50 demonstration units operating on 3 different fuels ended in 2014. The project has received in total €10 million of public funding through national contracts.
According to the Danish industry, the domestic market for fuel cell micro-CHP has the potential to reach 10 000 units annually and to generate the revenue of DKK 450 million (approx. €60 million).
Click here to read more about the Danish mCHP demonstration project.