News Release

Yanmar America Introduces New 5 kW mCHP Energy System

September 18, 2012
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Yanmar America today announced the rollout of its new 5 kW mCHP (micro-Combined Heat and Power) system, CP5WN. The new 5 kW system complements the current 10 kW system, CP10WN, and is designed for use in smaller settings than its 10 kW predecessor. Powered by natural gas or propane, the high-efficiency, co-generation unit reduces primary energy consumption by using the waste heat produced during the production of electricity to enable significant energy savings. 

Just like the 10 kW system, the new 5 kW system can be used in both residential and commercial settings. The CP5WN is ideal for residential homes up to about 8,000 square feet; and, its commercial uses include: restaurants, small office buildings, laundromats, small hotels, stand-alone retail establishments and fitness centers. 

“Yanmar’s mCHP systems are both powerful and easy to operate,” said Ted Bregar, president of Yanmar America Corp. “By introducing the smaller 5 kW system, we are able to offer the same efficiencies and technologically advanced system to a new segment of business and residential customers than would otherwise need the larger 10 kW system. The 5 kW system can pay for itself in as little as three years. Our customers and dealers alike will no doubt be very pleased with the features and performance of Yanmar’s new 5 kW mCHP energy system.” 

The co-generation design of the CP5WN makes it 84-percent efficient compared to 33-percent efficiency attained using a traditional utility plant. And, the annual savings on utility costs can be as much as $15,000 in either a commercial or residential setting. By directly generating electrical power at the system’s location, the co-generation system can reduce losses associated with electrical power transmission and use the heat energy that is produced for many heating applications. And, because the system can be powered by natural gas or propane, it has a very low impact on the environment - it reduces emissions and uses less fuel. 

Detailed specifications of the new mCHP 5 kW energy system are available on the Yanmar website. Yanmar dealers are now taking pre-orders. The propane-powered model will be available in October; the natural gas system will be ready in November. 

Yanmar’s mCHP systems are assembled at the company’s plant in Japan, but its U.S. headquarters in Georgia handles all marketing, sales, service and support functions for its network of authorized dealers. This allows Yanmar to provide sales and service training directly from the manufacturer and to provide direct support for service and parts requirements. 

About Yanmar America 

Based in Adairsville, GA, Yanmar America Corp. is a subsidiary of Yanmar Co., Ltd. – which is currently celebrating its 100th year of operation. Yanmar America is a recognized global leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment for a multitude of market segments including marine and industrial engines, compact tractors and compact construction equipment. Yanmar Co. Ltd., was established in 1912 and in 1933 became the world's first manufacturer to develop a practical small diesel engine. Over the last 80 years, Yanmar has been a manufacturer of world-renowned diesel engines and agricultural, construction and industrial machinery. With global headquarters in Osaka, Japan, Yanmar is well recognized for the unsurpassed quality of its products. Its North American headquarters is located at 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103. For more information, visit


Yanmar America 
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Adairsville, GA 30103
(770) 877-9894