History has taught us much and some things are worth remembering. The Sterling Engine was invented in 1850, I powered much of europe industry for half a century, even
powered a car, but was religated to history with the invention of steam and gas engines.
The original Sterling was heavy, and relative weak compared to the fuel required to run it.
It was uncontrolable, and unreliable then but technology and objectives have changed much in the last 50yrs. I worked on the Sterling principal and think i have solved most of the Sterlings problems. (portablity, horsepower, torque and the fuel problem) The prototype was able to power a generator (which was the original idea to produce a reliable emergency generator that didnt require fuel and produce deadly exhaust)
Battery or electric cars seems to be the buzz word right now but i doubt it is a long term
solution due to the finite servicable life, disposing of these high tech batteries will be a problem, keeping them charged, and the extra weight will keep their performance down so I would submit that a Sterling Based principal is a more reliable solution as it consumes no fuel and produces no emmisions....you cant get greener that that.
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