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Waste heat engine - wow!

by shawnlin / June 3, 2008 11:44 PM PDT
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Not impressed
by not1975 / June 4, 2008 3:49 AM PDT
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more effecnancy
by mementh / June 6, 2008 11:40 AM PDT
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hey if they can add 10% power boost to a existing solar panels setup.. thats a good gain.. i would not diss it or complain.

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Waste heat engine
by not1975 / June 6, 2008 10:30 PM PDT
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I'm not complaining--but this isn't new. of course, the real impressive part is that using heat pipes in conjunction with an engine like this can be much cheaper than using solar cells.

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tru dat. Yeah, this is a sterling engine w/rotary config...
by shawnlin / June 7, 2008 12:53 AM PDT
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tru dat. Yeah, this is a sterling engine w/rotary config...

I think this brings up an interesting configuration possibilities - using solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, wing (horizontal or vertical axis), and heat engines in some combination in some complimentary way would be really interesting.

Best,
Shalin

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