Steven Harris wrote:Yes, it is possible, in fact that question is right now on the wheaton laboratories forum, and I tried to answer it, but I can't post there, they are trying to fix it right now.
The short answer is that its possible to create double digit watts and the closer you get to 100 watts the more expensive and harder it will be. Paul just want to make a small amount of electricity that will power a duct fan that will improve the draft through the RMH, plus having some extra left over for doing basic charging, like AA batteries, small lights and your electronic devices.
I feel that the avocation of a stirling engine to you for getting heat off of an RMH is foolish, because there is not one stirling engine made on the planet, that is not some damn toy, is available to you as a civilian with a credit card. I might as well tell you go and use magic beans to convert heat energy to electricity.
Through another forum, I have discovered someone that is reported to be taking orders on their website for a sterling engine, although its not wired for electricity and if you do add something to it for electricity its output is around 40 watts. This might be the 1st stirling available for purchase in 100 years. I'm still investigating it, but like I said, its 40 watts.
Steven Harris wrote:Jason, ... you want a dedicated heat sink for the 'cold' side of things. I would NEVER have the system based on the variable of the cold side of a thermosiphon system. I would want a dedicated heat sink for the cold side, that can be boiling water, yes, boiling water is the COLD side of a thermal electric heater, it'll never get above 212F, or I'd want a dedicated force air cooling system with fans and a heat sink.