The incorporation of a heat pump within a domestic scale combined heat and
power plant (CHP/HP) overcomes many problems associated with domestic scale
CHP. This paper discusses the development of the CHP/HP concept and descri
bes the construction of an experimental plant. Exergy analysis is employed
to examine the plant performance to indicate areas of improvement that coul
d not be identified by first law analysis alone. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science
Ltd. All rights reserved.