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Stirling Array

Green energy will take a compilation of many ideas, technologies and formats to meet the future needs of planet earth…     Robert Fair, Founder of the Stirling Array

A Stirling Array Is More Efficient

A Stirling Array combines several individual concave-shaped solar dish collectors. Mounted on each dish is a hydrogen-drive, single-piston Stirling engine designed to generate electricity that can be used immediately or passed back into the local 'Grid.' Based on early estimates, a Stirling Array could generate 3 to 4 times more electricity on a dollar-per-dollar basis than a comparable PV (photo voltaic) flat-panel passive solar collector.

A Sterling Array is designed to be a residential-based, electricity-generating device that will point to the sunrise each morning and track the sun at the optimal angle by keeping the array pointed directly at the sun. This will provide peak energy production for a longer period of time than fixed solar panels as the dish actively tracks the sun's movement from sunrise to sunset. Combining these elements achieves our premier powerinaboxâ„¢ solution for your green, renewable energy requirements.

Stirling Array is a division of Fairmed, Inc. (a California corporation since 1993).

Stirling Engine Example

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Passive Solar Panels

Developing and using green, renewable energy is becoming a higher priority for everyone these days. Governments are mandating it, power companies are developing it, and large businesses are incorporating it more and more. But what can the individual home-owner do besides buyenergy efficient appliances and pay more in taxes?

One option is to install solar panels on the roof. This certainly provides electricity and, if you live in the right area and your house is positioned correctly, can even result in negative power use where you actually provide electricity to the grid and reduce your electric bill. But these are large and bulky and because the panels are mounted directly on the roof, they only produce peak voltage when the sun is positioned correctly.

What Is A Stirling Engine?

The Stirling engine is perhaps the simplest form of engine. The engine, then called the Economiser, was first developed and patented by Rev. Robert Stirling in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1816. Robert Stirling not only developed and built heat engines, but was also a reverend in the Church of Scotland. His engine was later explained and further developed by Professor McQuorne Rankine in the mid 1800's. However, the engine was never developed for common use.

The Stirling engine always took a back seat to more popular engine designs such as the steam engine and the internal combustion engine. But today as people forecast an eventual end to the fossil fuel source, the Stirling engine concept has regained the interest of many developers. The engine can run on a variety of fuel sources and has a work output far closer to the theoretical ideal efficiency than most engines.

Stirling engines are unique heat engines because their theoretical efficiency is nearly equal to their theoretical maximum efficiency, known as the Carnot Cycle efficiency. Stirling engines are powered by the expansion of a gas when heated, followed by the compression of the gas when cooled. The Stirling engine contains a fixed amount of gas which is transferred back and forth between a "cold" end (often room temperature) and a "hot" end (often heated by a kerosene or alcohol burner). The "displacer piston" moves the gas between the two ends and the "power piston" changes the internal volume as the gas expands and contracts.

Because it is a closed system, uses no conventional power to provide the heat (just solar power), and is completely self-contained (powerinabox), the Stirling Array will be one of the best, most efficient, and most affordable green power sources available to the general public.

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