SOLAR Powered Precision Stirling Engine (KIT)

Solar Powered Precision Stirling Engine



What is a Stirling engine and how do they work?
Stirling engines convert thermal energy into mechanical energy. These Stirling engines take a temperature difference between the top and bottom plate and turn it into rotational energy, rotating the flywheel. Simply placing a cup of warm coffee/tea underneath is enough for it to work. This version will even run from solar power.

These Stirling engines
These wonderfully made stirling engines are a joy to watch. They can run on the heat from your hand. They really get up to a speed when placed on top of a cup of tea or coffee. Been made over a number of years and this shows with the performance. This version is has a clear plastic top and bottom plate which makes it ideal to put by a window to run from solar power.

Features
  • Heat insulated pillars with flush flat bottom finish for good surface contact with heat source
  • Connecting rods are positively located using low friction PEEK and stainless steel screws
  • All airtight seals are made with high strength precision screw threads and nitrile O rings
  • Ultra low friction demagnetised and de-greased bearings, NO lubrication required
  • CNC machined, giving crisp, clean and tidy edges all over
  • Engine parts ultrasonically cleaned before hand assembly
  • Precision engineered and hand built in England
  • Machined to micron precision


Engine materials
  • Stainless steel connecting rods and ball-race bearings
  • Micron precision Borosilicate glass cylinder
  • Micron precision Graphite power piston
  • Light-weight aluminium main pillar, hub and spokes
  • Brass chamber pillars and flywheel rim
  • Brass gland and cylinder holder


Sizes
  • Base plates - 92mm diameter
  • Displacer - 70mm diameter, 8mm thick
  • Flywheel - 82mm diameter, 4mm thick
  • Power piston - 9.5mm diameter
  • Overall height - 120mm


Note: Now also available in kit form. Kit engines require a computer with CD-ROM drive to view building instructions.




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