Powergen are set to release a new appliance that will dramatically change energy usage in the UK.
The unit is small enough to fit in a kitchen and will replace existing boilers. It is powered by mains gas and, like a normal boiler, provides heating and hot water. The difference is that it also contains an electricity-producing generator. This technology is known as “micro combined heat and power” with any surplus electricity being bought back from consumers by Powergen.