Cool Energy’s novel air engine uses captured waste heat at between 150 and 400° C to produce clean electricity on-site.
In remote locations, electricity is commonly generated with diesel-fueled generators. Recovering the heat from the exhaust manifold with a Stirling engine - extremely efficient compared to internal combustion engines - can produce extra electricity, thereby reducing fuel consumption. The solution has other applications such as solar thermal and biomass generation, and can allow for significantly reduced fuel consumption.
- •Low-temperature power conversion of recovered heat
- •Unique design maximizes efficiency
- •Common materials that keep costs low
- •Designed for long service life
- •Can be used in combination with other renewable energy systems
- •Can be applied to industrial or remote power generation processes, such as diesel generators or natural gas generators.
- •2-6 year payback time for typical customers, depending on operating profile and avoided electricity or fuel cost.
- •Can generate $230,000 in social benefit from avoided pollution emissions from the grid.