Small Steam Engine

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Introduction

These were sold as kits for real power - from 1/4 hp to 2 hp - in 1900 - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015071457801;view=1up;seq=362

And these are available today as castings.

Sourcing

  • Requires machining - Ebay

OSE Application

  • This is a promising appropriate technology when mixed with Saturated Water night time storage to provide night time power
  • Storage cost is 1/5 of battery storage - see Terrajoule
  • Heating of saturated water could occur with combined-heat-power stove in winter, and in summer, with PV and solar concentrator.