For a summer project, I want to build an efficient solar powered generator. I want to use a parabolic mirror to collect the sun’s energy.
Should I use the collected sunlight as heat differential to power a stirling engine?
Or use the sunlight to boil water creating steam to power a steam engine.
I’ll use the engines to drive an 3 kw generator
or should I just focus the light to a solar panel?
Here are some of my other worries that I’m hoping you can shed light on too:
- can the heat from the parabolic mirrors destroy the solar panels?
- is the stirling engine better than the steam engine?
thanks in advanced everyone!
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