A Steam Engine Powered by a Solar Furnace


I've always wanted to build a steam engine.....

I'd like to build a parabolic solar trough concentrator, about 8 square meters in size (equivalent to 8 kW of power) to boil water and generate low-pressure steam

This steam would be used to power a small two-cylinder self-starting steam engine (which I want to build myself...), which in turn will turn a permanent magnet electric motor wired as a generator. Similar to my (already working) hydro-electric system.

.......More here later....

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