- Trev Cox wrote:
> > Trev Cox wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm aware of that Bruce, but alot of people would argue that wood is a
> > > renewable energy source if managed correctly. The reason I was asking is
> > > because the area where I live has no mains electricity and many of my
> > > neighbours spend alot of money on nearly useless windmills and solar
> > > panels, and all the other bits needed to go with them just to generate
> > > pathetic amounts of power, whilst running wood burning stoves for
> > > heating & cooking. If a fraction of the heat generated could be
> > > converted to usable 12V power it would make alot of them very happy.
> > > Any ideas?
> > * Yes, I have an idea for you. What about a pannel that is heat
> > activated by the woodstove? It would have a power factor of about 800 watt
> > hours per pound. They could be run for about three months then would have
> > to be replaced.
> > I can not say what the cost would be but will say that the ingrediants are
> > fairly cheap.
> > -BAP
> Thanks Bruce,
> sounds very interesting, would these be easy to construct?
> What are the ingredients, how would they be put together and
> What principles do they work on ?
> Thanks again,
I'm going to refer you to a patent that I found that will point
you in the right direction. It is expired, so anyone can build
You could you a thermoelectric pannel but these are expensive and
they are very limited in how much power that they can provide.
-Bruce A. Perreault