Connor Macreno wrote:Any idea where I can buy a cheap compressor out scavenge one that would be suitable?
John Elliott wrote:Now if there was a way that passive solar energy could be stored in the mass of the pendulum, well then maybe we would be talking about something.
Connor Macreno wrote:
You assume a COP of one, yes? How about spinning a heavy flywheel to even out output and gearing it to run a heat pump compressor? Shouldn't it be possible to cut the time to less than half your estimate? Maybe use one side to cool a cold pack to take with my lunch and the other side to heat my coffee, both with less time than many people devote to a morning exercise routine and no need for grid power.