Stirling engines used to generate electricity from wood burning stoves

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Postby glidingdoc » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:21 am

Yes but it is still only 800 watts. Surely modern technology can do
better than that. You would think the manufacturers would have worked
a little harder to match the output to an average home's needs or is
the Stirling Engine not capable of producing the 10kW or so to power a
house?
Does anybody know just how much output one can get from the Stirling
Engine? Is there an upper limit or a size beyond which it doesn't
work? What is the biggest one built to date?
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Response to Stirling engines used to generate electricity from wood burning stoves

Postby stan.hornbaker » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:02 pm

"Yes but it is still only 800 watts. "Stirling engine" technology is the product of 1800 need for a reliable "Non-Explosive" engine to pump water from the coal mines. It is obsolete except for niche applications where the Stirling engine design is specific to the application. There are NO off the shelf Stirling engines for general applications.

There ARE plenty of model Stirling engines for demonstrations and for toys. Also many designs for home made models using common household items for the construction. See and
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