Solar Engines

 
Introduction

These engines convert heat energy to the mechanical energy needed to drive pumps, generators, and refrigeration systems.


Fluidyne Engines

Fluidynes  Fluidynes are Stirling cycle engines with a fluid piston acted upon by a heat-induced pressure oscillation resulting from cyclic heating and cooling of a fixed amount of air inside the engine.

Status: Prototypes working, additional (remote) development underway.


Hydrodyne Engines

Hydrodyne Hydrodynes are Stirling cycle engines with a fluid piston acted upon by a heat-induced pressure oscillation resulting from changes in vapor pressure of supercritical water inside the engine.

Status: Research underway, development plan started.


Hydradyne Engines

Hydradyne Hydradynes are similar to hydrodynes with dual cold heads that operate with a 180° phase separation, and are planned for high-output megnetohydrodynamic alternators for production of electrical power.

Status: Research underway, development plan started.

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