Energy Balance GJhr

Heat In

Fuel (as fred) 782.5

Total 782.5

Heat Out

Net stream turbine output 216.1

Auxiliary turbine use 20.4

Condenser 423.3

Stack gas losses 99.4

Boiler radiation loses 1.9

Unaccounted carbon loss 7.8

Unaccounted boiler heat loss 11.7

Total 780.5

Performance Summary

Annual capacity factor 80%

Net KJ/kWh 13,008

Thermal Efficiency 27.7%

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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