This Stirling engine, developed by Dean KamenW, uses any heat source to produce electricity. This is probably done by either a dynamo or alternator fixed to the drive shaft, converting the mechanical to electrical power. It is about the size of a washing machine and produces 1 kW. At first glance, it looks like a regular Alpha-type stirling engine.
Use in microfinancing arrangements[edit | edit source]
Kamen’s goal is to produce machines that cost $1,000 to $2,000 each. Under the Grameen model, they would be owned by entrepreneurs (funded by microcredit from the Grameen BankW). Quadir sees this as a better model than a single large power plant, in that it creates many entrepreneurs.
Uses[edit | edit source]
Water purification[edit | edit source]
Other Kamen Stirling engines[edit | edit source]
A different ? Stirling used by Kamen is used for transport, ie for the DEKA ReVolt. See here
Questions[edit | edit source]
- What is the latest news on the technology and the use of it with the Grameen model?[expansion needed]
- (Google News for Kamen + Stirling - http://news.google.com/news?q=kamen+stirling )
- How clean is the exhaust gas?[expansion needed]
- How cost effective is it?[expansion needed]
- How efficiently does it use the fuel?[expansion needed]