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Thermal power stirling: Green heat engine


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Primary energy consumption growth averaged 2.2% in 2017, up from 1.2% in 2016. Natural gas accounted for the largest increase in energy consumption followed by renewable energy and oil. Global oil growth averaged 1.7 million barrels per day, natural gas consumption rose by 96 million cubic metres and coal consumption increased by 25 tonnes of oil equivalent and power generation rose by 2.8%. This caused the Carbon emissions to grow by 1.6% after little or no growth from 2014 to 2016. Carbon emissions pose a great threat to the planet as they are the main contributors to greenhouse effects and global warming. To minimise this, a great deal of money and research is being put into renewable and green sources of energy. One of these renewable sources of energy is solar energy. A Stirling engine provides a cheap and easy way of converting this solar energy into electrical energy while also providing a higher efficiency than gasoline or diesel engines. The aim of this project is to design and build a Stirling Engine which produces electricity using sunlight as the main source of heat energy. The working fluid for this project would be air at atmospheric pressure and the electricity generated would be sufficient enough to do some useful work and would present this system as an alternative form of environmentally friendly electricity generator.

Item Type: Paper presented at a conference, workshop, or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermal Power Stirling, Green Heat Engine and Energy consumption
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design
Depositing User: Jai Khanna
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 20:59
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 09:12

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