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Solar Power Article

  1. Jan 15, 2006 #1

    FredGarvin

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    A good article showed up in the latest issue of Design News. It's good to see the Stirling Engine getting some new exposure. For those interested, there is a good side bar on the stirling cycle as well.

    The one thing I had to note to myself was that, while the Stirling engine does have some great applications, the sheer volume of them required in the solar farming applications is enormous.

    http://www.designnews.com/article/CA6294752.html [Broken]
     
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  3. Jan 19, 2006 #2
    I wonder if it might be usable in orbit. Cool end in shade, hot end in sunlight or mirror focus. Hmmm.
     
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