10312Industrial Heat Recovery

Industrial sites that produce excess heat or steam from a process may offer a CHP opportunity. If the excess thermal energy is continuously available or at a high-load factor and is of sufficient quality, this heat can be used in a bottoming cycle to generate electricity in a steam turbine. In addition to electrical generation, steam turbines are often used to drive rotating equipment like air compressors or refrigeration compressors. Through a variety of turbine designs, the steam exhausted from the turbine can be used for lower-grade heating applications or cooling in a CHP configuration. Excess steam could also be used for reforming natural gas for a fuel cell.

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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