david willis wrote:I did a lot of research on sterling engines a few years ago, and really wanted one, but came to the same conclusion as Shane did. It would cost a lot of money to get one that really powered a house. I would think the cost could go way down if a company could mass produce some, but until then it is very expensive. If I remember correctly I found a company that made them, and would sell one for 100k (I can't remember how big it was... 5-15 hp I think).
For me, I think it will be less expensive to use syn-gas to power a generator, but I have not done that project yet.
david willis wrote:Marcos, that is right along the lines of what I want to do some day. Thanks for the link!
david willis wrote:Where do you find these engines? I found some new ones here: http://01856bc.netsolhost.com/order/09912_kit.asp?page=K09912
Would they work, or is there a cheaper place to find used ones?
randall gabriell wrote:We have been doing alot of research and development in the area of free piston sterling engines an extremely efficient design that beats the socks off of any beta or alpha sterling. I will keep this thread posted on our progress but we are aiming at a sterling that could be made for 500$ give or take and produces around 1 kW. I will post pictures or video in the next month or so hopefully. Keep tinkering this is the best renewable back back up power option in my opinion!
joe capcom wrote:I am unable to identify the problem.nsome advice would be helpful, thanks.
Nathan MacAilpin wrote:I found a very interesting company overseas. They have apparently developed a gasifier-stirling-biogas generator. Fairly compact. I have a scheduled a call with a representative this week. I’ll attach the document he sent.
“ Hello Nathan,
Thanks for contacting us.
Shall we try to plan a call in coming week? I am in Hong Kong time zone.
I have attached the flyer of the gas fired ThermoGen, we can make this as 1kW and 1,5kW (power).
UL certification of appliance not done yet. Engines are UL.
MEC (Asia) Co. Ltd
James Sullivan wrote:Nathan the second picture down on the website is a small island off of Iceland. The white cabin is a hunt camp that has no power at all and has been pictured on other internet click bait articles. So I believe it's a scam. Good luck! I too wish this would work cheaply.
gary la wrote:Just got an email from Mr. Lubbers:
"Thanks for contacting us. And nice to see that people are talking a bit about our products!
The wood log gasifier will first come to market in Europe as 1kW 50Hz. If used as battery charger, 50Hz is ok of course.
25-35kW of heat, a hot of heat!
Price around 13k euro ex works The Netherlands."
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