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The sterling engine
« on: June 16, 2013, 07:08:02 PM »
check this out: http://www.coolenergyinc.com/wasteheat.html

We've been looking at these stirling engines for a while. Could be an untapped area of developement that maybe will lead to something practicle for all of us non milionaires.
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Re: The sterling engine
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 11:36:13 PM »
Sterling engines are interesting but do they have any real practical applications?

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Re: The sterling engine
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 12:13:42 AM »
To generate electricity from excess in other parts of a system. ie your boiler,or wood stove. There are some low temperature aplications using fresnel lens's as well.
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Re: The sterling engine
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 11:54:36 AM »
Check out this site using sterling/fresnel lens combination (powers a whole town in Arizona)

http://www.infiniacorp.com/solutions/powerdish/
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Re: The sterling engine
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 08:16:32 AM »
This looks like co generation plants.

They've been around for years, and have had some success in large commercial and public sector operations.  There economic benefit is up for debate.  some places have had great sucess...others need years to make up the money spent on building the co generation portion...

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Re: The sterling engine
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 09:28:49 PM »
Were you talking about the infinia site or the microgen site? Microgen could be classed as a cogen, but the infinia system uses the refracted solar rays to create a heat differential in order for the sterling motor to operate. I only put this out there to stimulate some thought on the subject. Maybe someone has the time to tinker with the idea and scale it down for personal use. Any how cheers
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Re: The sterling engine
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 11:30:44 PM »
There are kits you can but to assemble your own sterling engine. however most of them fall under the toy category. This topic is something we should have Ranger2012 take a look at.
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