Indirect Heating

All the above was concerned with directly heated tubes or fins in contact with the combustion products or receiving direct radiant energy from a solar concentration or isotope emitter.

Substantial advantages accrue from the use of an intermediate liquid metal heat-transfer loop. Usually the medium is a sodium/potassium (Na K) eutectic mixture or a condensing sodium vapour. The advantage of

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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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