This dissertation discusses the design and development of a distributed solar-thermal-electric power generation system that combines solar-thermal technology with a moderate-temperature Stirling engine to generate electricity. The conceived system incorporates low-cost materials and utilizes simple manufacturing processes. This technology is expected to achieve manufacturing cost of less than $1/W. Since solar-thermal technology is mature, the analysis, design, and experimental assessment of moderate-temperature Stirling engines is the main focus of this thesis.Table 2.2: Materials cost breakdown of Thermo Dynamics G Series STC. volume manufacturing. In mature, cost-optimized large-volume industries such as those manufacturing electric motors, automotive parts and other industrial products, the cost of ... Note that specific cost of metals is taken from reference  in 2003.
|Title||:||Stirling Engines for Low-temperature Solar-thermal-electric Power Generation|
|Author||:||Artin Der Minassians|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|