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by Methusela
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Geothermal/Solar Stirling Generator ??
Replies: 5
Views: 2414

Re: Geothermal/Solar Stirling Generator ??

The only question, then, is how much power it would develop - enough to turn a generator? I don't know. As i understand it producing much in the way of torque is a real issue for Stirling engines... as yet i have no idea on figures or anything like that but i imagine something could be done with th...
by Methusela
Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Geothermal/Solar Stirling Generator ??
Replies: 5
Views: 2414

Re: Geothermal/Solar Stirling Generator ??

MKG wrote:(and where does the energy come from to power that pump anyway?)
Well i never claimed it was perfect ;)
by Methusela
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Geothermal/Solar Stirling Generator ??
Replies: 5
Views: 2414

Geothermal/Solar Stirling Generator ??

I was tottering around the internet the other night when a rather interesting idea struck me... Would it be possible/feasible to build a Generator (Most likely 12v or so, bit scared of bodging up a 240v supply :shaking: ) Using a Stirling engine as the driving force. If you're not sure what a Stirli...
by Methusela
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: diesel generator
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: diesel generator

Hi there, So far as i know (and i must stress i'm working from memory here) you can run a diesel generator on vege oil quite nicely, make sure you strain it through a fine woven cloth before you fill her up though, don't imagine chips in the fuel lines are fun to get out. I have seen people recommen...