SOLAR POWERED STIRLING ENGINES
Investigations in to the utilization of solar radiation by means of Solar Dish/Stirling Power Systems are being carried out at a number of sites. Using concentrators constructed with multi or single facet curved glass mirrors or stretched membrane mirrors.
This is a technology that dates back to the 1870s and the pioneering work of John Ericsson.
A look at a model solar dish/Stirling.
The alternative to expensive solar dishes is to use a flat plate solar collector.
A look at Solar Chimney Power Plants.
For a comparison of the different types of focusing systems look at :
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