|How it works
About steam motors
Commercially available solar collectors
Plug hybrid vehicles
The uniflow steam motor
Parts list for steam systems
demo of a slam valve motor running from compressed air,
driving AC power back into the grid through an ordinary induction
motor. In the video we show how to compute efficiency and
power from the experiment. Download experiment data here or here.
||The tilt able Fresnel reflector
is the ultimate steam source
for your small solar thermal power plant. Generate
filter a pool, provide free hot water. Instructions on how to
build one and tools to estimate performance here.
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|Custom motor designs
available to convert almost any piston and
cylinder to steam. Automobile engines work well.
engines provide long lifespan. Air compressors and
compressors are most economical. Ported steam motors put out
twice the torque of a
gasoline motor of the same size, making them ideal for plug hybrid vehicle conversions.
powerful tools based on excel or open office spreadsheets
Estimate yield from a given solar array, motor lifespan,
performance of an induction motor used as a grid tied generator.
different spar spacings, boiler temperatures, reflector materials, tilt
angles to see how the power
generated is affected. Estimate the lifespan of anything with
piston. Estimate the miles per gallon on any car.