Thank you for enjoying. There's your friend here who knows...what can he tell us?
The high temperature differential Stirling is, perhaps, the most "green" engine of the future.
Kontax and others have made viable, powerful toy stirlings running by concentrated solar power.
And in outer space: I seem to recall that NASA has developed a super-power model?
Am fuzzy on all of this, beyond the very basics.
The history of the Stirling began before Mr. Stirling.
They were called "heat engines" It is the "regenerator" that made the heat engine
very much more viable, efficient. And these heat engines were put to real work in the nineteenth century,
for small horsepowers, to pump water or run small mills, etc. without the risk and maintenance of boilers and live steam.
Easy to find tons of old and new examples of the "Stirling" engine on YT.
Toy versions of the HTD type were made even pre-war, in Germany, for the toy market.
A Brit buddy of mine has one, very rare it is! I will look and fetch his video if I can find it:
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