As one of the cleanest conventional fuels available, LPG can be a replacement for traditional fuels and complements renewable energy sources and technologies which depend on variable weather conditions or daylight. LPG is a natural partner for renewable energy.
LPG enables highly efficient decentralised generation through small self-containing generators and micro-combined heat and power. For these types of localised power generation, LPG's carbon footprint is lower than that of diesel and significantly lower than gasoline. Thanks to its versatility, easy handling, high efficiency, low carbon and clean combustion, appliance developers are devoting great attention to LP Gas hybrids. This is especially so for energy-intensive activities which can be located off the gas-grid such as heating, cooling and power generation. These potential hybrid appliances include heat pumps, solar energy systems and photovoltaic power generators.
For larger power capacities, the use of LPG both in Gas Turbines and Gas Engines are proven technologies. Being often cheaper than diesel, LPG constitutes a very attractive fuel for power generation. Various applications are available, simple cycle power plant, co-generation, tri-generation etc.