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Figure 5.7 Working principle of a Stirling engine.

are connected. The displacement piston presses the driving gas downwards back to the cold chamber. On its way it is cooled in a cooling heat exchanger. Then the cycle starts again.

The rotation of the rhombus gear can be used to run a power generator.

The Stirling engine was recommended for power generation for many years, but was seldom realized on an industrial scale because of technical problems in details. Industrial scale installations are not known in which power is generated from biogas in Stirling engines.

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

The solar Stirling engine is progressively becoming a viable alternative to solar panels for its higher efficiency. Stirling engines might be the best way to harvest the power provided by the sun. This is an easy-to-understand explanation of how Stirling engines work, the different types, and why they are more efficient than steam engines.

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