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Revolutionary Solar! Stirling engine mount + Liquid piston tracker
March 17, 2010
green, solar, satalite dish, parabolic dish, solar concentrator, joe holden, Stirling engine, solar cooker, solar parabolic
Seasonally balanced solar concentrator (2 dishes!) and the liquid piston tracker. The focal points do NOT move so it could power a stirling engine. David Williams in Canada has calculated that the ideal dish to have its center of gravity at the focus on the axis of rotation at equinox would have a depth that is 1.85 times its focal length.
(centers of gravity must be on the equatorial axis at equinox for best results.
I suggest making that dish and cutting it in half. I would love more input! This can be modeled by people with CAD or animation experience. Please and thankyou!