microEra Power is a clean tech start-up which is seeking to re-use internal combustion engine (ICE), fuel cell, battery and electronics technology from hybrid vehicles for Distributed Generation (DG) and Vehicle to Grid (V2G) applications. microEra Power uses proprietary technology licensed from a leading automotive group.
microEra Power is developing ultra-efficient, residential and commercial scale DG systems which complement the increasing use of solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind turbine systems. Our fuel-flexible DG systems are highly competitive with the electric grid because of:
microEra Power’s approach is forward compatible, because our systems can be readily adapted for use on future low carbon fuels - such as methanol, dimethyl ether (DME) hydrogen and ammonia. These fuels can be made from a variety of feedstocks, often at lower delivered cost than petroleum-derived fuels.
microEra Power’s systems are responsive to the needs of the grid, and can be used to minimize CO2 emissions at the smallest possible incremental cost.
microEra Power seeks to mass market its systems through agreements with utilities and energy service companies and by leveraging existing channels for installation and service.
Operation on current low cost fuels - such as natural gas, biogas and propane.
Use of heat recovery – for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and thermally driven air conditioning functions.
Use of hybrid technology to lower first costs and to target high efficiency operating points for the system. Like in a hybrid vehicle, the ICE is shut down when its power and/or heat is not needed or can be produced more efficiently using the electric grid, fuel cell and battery.
The fuel cell and battery can be relatively small (and thus cost effective).