The contract will see Stiebel Eltron incorporating the Energetix Genlec micro-CHP technology into one of its boiler designs, with Energetix Genlec offering its technical expertise and a number of prototype Genlec devices.
This partnership coincides with the introduction of German legislation that will reward micro-CHP users with government subsidies for any excess electricity they generate.
According to Energetix, the Genlec unit will save €600 (£475) for every household per annum.
Adrian Hutchings, chief executive officer of Energetix Group, said: ‘This development comes at a time when Genlec has commissioned new micro-CHP customer test and development facilities, which are currently being used for performance testing for E.ON, test rig commissioning for our boiler partners, and combi-boiler development which is funded by the North West Development Agency.
‘This agreement further demonstrates the validity of the team’s work.’
Development of the product is scheduled for early next year.
Upon completion of successful trials, it will be sold across