Re: [hreg] Re: Home made Solar Panels - Alternate method of solar
- $$$ for commercial units and it is much easier to just plug into a electric wall outlet. They cost more than Honda generators at Lowe's. Several people have built engines for personal use in various sizes up to 5 hp - most are very small hand held novelty models.They are typically larger than a typical gasoline engine with similar output.Dean Kamen claims that he will have an electric auto available in a couple of years that will have a small Stirling engine for accessories. http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/11/10/dean-kamens-stirling-car-is-an-old-ford-th-nk/25 commercial companies are currently working on units; http://www.energy.ca.gov/distgen/equipment/stirling_engines/vendors.htmlThe current uses are military and space applications.Ed----- Original Message -----From: J P MaloneSent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 2:26 PMSubject: RE: [hreg] Re: Home made Solar Panels - Alternate method of solar
Since the Stirling Engine has been around since the early 1800s and can use any heat source what would be the major reasons that it is not more widely utilized today?
Here is a possible alternate to Solar Panels. Stirling engines will run on any heat source; solar, biomass, trash...