State funding changes - the profitability of 2G systems remains!
The federal government is promoting combined heat and power as a highly efficient and CO2-emissions-avoiding path of energy. Thus, under the federal Climate-protection Impulse Program, heat-controlled systems (CHP) up to 50 kW, with a minimum of 10% primary energy savings are funded by an investment grant. If those conditions are satisfied, the G-box 50 of 2G, for example, often pays for itself after only three years in operation. According to the CHP Act of 2009, larger CHP plants (> 2 eMW) are also promoted, as well as the construction and expansion of district heating networks.
Political momentum for combined heat and power
Since January 1st, 2009, the federal government offers new incentives with various support programs to promote the decentralized generation of electricity and heat.