Alpharetta, Ga.-basedAmerican Honda Motor Co. and Climate Energy, LLC have earned a 2006 new product Breakthrough Awardfrom Popular Mechanics magazine for their collaboration in producing the micro-sized combined heat and power system (Micro-CHP), a unique and innovative new form of heat and power technology.
Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards recognize revolutionary ideas and industry leaders in two groups: new products and technology innovators. This year, 10 new products and 10 leaders in innovation were honored with this award at a ceremony held on Oct. 4 in New York City.
Climate Energy’s Micro-CHP System combines space-heating technology with an MCHP engine/generator unit supplied by Honda. Climate Energy’s residential combined heat and power technology achieves a combination of thermal comfort, energy efficiency, environmental benefit and affordability.
“We are truly honored to have received a Breakthrough Award from the editors of Popular Mechanics,” said Steve Bailey, vice president of power equipment for American Honda. ”Honda has an ongoing commitment to environmentally responsible technology, and our collaboration with Climate Energy allows us to continue to work towards that end.”Honda manufactures engines for automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment.