don whuane wrote:
could make drinking and driving legal !
Oh, lol I get it, Cause you can pee constantly while powering an electric car and
enjoy getting drunk at the same time. hehe.
I think the pee powered generator died in the ass when I found this sterling motor,
it's so simple and effective.
Why we are still buying solar panels is anyones guess.
Though you would need a heliostat to follow the sun and that would be expensive
making this unaffordable for the time being.
But after seeing the use of a blow torch to create the heat necessary one can see
that this technology could be used in different ways and with different heat
I know I've seen an Australian inventor who recently showed a super hot water system
that can store hot water at incredible temperatures.
I'll try to find that story since something like that could store the suns energy at night
and perhaps have enough heat to run a sterling motor even if a smaller modest
motor at 3 kw. The heat dissipated through the hydrogen piston motor would slowly drain the
super hot water storage system but how quickly?http://bze.org.au/media/radio/steve-hol ... age-090402
This mans storage technique means water or gas heat i guess can be stored for long
periods of time before it dissipates.
The full technology is explained in the link:http://bze.org.au/media/radio/steve-hol ... age-090402
What that all means, getting away from the scientific goobledigook, is that if you have a block of extremely hot graphite and if you put your hand close to it, 50 mm away from it, you actually can’t feel it because it’s not radiating heat. Mind you, if you touch it you might lose your finger! It’s that property that contains the heat. So over a day, and obviously there are some differences with ambient temperature conditions and so forth, over a day our blocks lose about 3 to 5% of the thermal energy heat contained within them. Now that depends on wind and temperatures and so forth, but that’s about the average. So, in other words, if you heated the block up and didn’t take any energy out of it, it would take well over a month to actually just cool down to where it started from.
This combined with a sterling motor would be interesting for night time use.