New power source

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by Nadja, Oct 6, 2010.


  1. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

  2. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

  3. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Yup...seen it before...big losses and doesn't work at night...easy to make, but noisy.
     
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  7. wildone_uk

    wildone_uk Monkey+

    where can i get one
     
  8. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    A friend of mine came across this last night. He wants to make a much bigger one and see if by gearing it right can make it run a small generator. Just playing around with other ways to produce electricity. This one is way to small and the gearing would have to be much different, but who knows ? Thanks Quigley Sharps
     
  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    There are commercially available industrial sized stirling generators. THe is a hospital in Tel Aviv that runs entirely on one.
     
  10. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  11. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I'm still researching the gassifier systems.....
     
  12. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    Thanks Seacowboys, I just sent a link you provided to my friend who is considering building one for individule use and for sale to the gen. public. We will have to wait and see what happens with it.
     
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Bump. Do we know anyone that has a sterling engine in use? Looks like it might be a way to charge batteries when the sun goes down, especially if there is some heat available, say from a wood stove or furnace.
     
  14. Maxflax

    Maxflax Lightning in a bottle

  15. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

    This is a very interesting little engine. With advanced machining, good bearings and such one of these would run 24/7 off a wood fired heat exchanger. You keep the tube ends red hot and that baby will run and run. It would need to have at least say 10 or 12 hp to run a house generator. Kingfish
     
  16. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

  17. BigZ

    BigZ Monkey+

    Has anyone ever heard of running a generator off a big clock spring? If that were doable I've got a way to wind it
     
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