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Since you've got plenty of heat, and presumably aren't short of water
either, then a steam turbine ought be the most efficient way to go!

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John H

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At one stage, in one of the alternate small farm mags, Earth Garden  
or ????, there was a guy selling complete steam generators. It just comes  
down to steam driving a piston which uses an arm to drive a flywheel  
turning a generator/alternator.  

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Then there's the dunking duck (drinking bird, or whatever)... google
will find it.  You can make a large one using a refrigerant gas, such
as propane, which ought be capable of driving a small generator using
the original Pitman arm principal (as found on treadle sewing
machines).

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John H

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On Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:06:40 +1000, John_H wrote:

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Err, one of the mythbuster projects was a cross arm with LPG cylinders at  
each end with solar heating the rising one. It works, but energy out put  
is minimal.

AFAIRI, thise dunking ducks did't keep going.


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news13 wrote:

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Just have to own a Forrest and pile the wood on all day.

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This device uses the Seebeck effect to generate electricity and is not
very effificient compared to say a stirling engine or a gas turbine.

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umop apisdn



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A bit noisier...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPX2grfJwsg


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