GOING Green Green Green !
Welcome to this ANYTHING GREEN " Blog.
Recently we have been discussing researching ways to make energy free or near free, YES we know perpetual motion is impossible as everything including the sun runs down someday (billions of years), BUT some things offer for at least your life time a kind of a free ride, such as : Solar (not cheap to buy , but it does provide a kind of free energy for years), Sterling Engine (invented by a pastor in the 1600's in england it is said to be 50% (amazingly) efficient which is way above gas cars (ICE's) NOTE: IMHO the sterling engine is a combination of the hot air engine (really! ) they used in the orange industry in the south to provide a low HP power for orange sorting and crating equipment, (the hot air engine on display in debary fl museum at Debary Hall uses a firebox in which you build a fire of coal or wood and it heats air which pushes a piston, which turns a flywheel connected to a drive belt , when the piston reaches its limit, the hot air is let out, the piston (helped by the flywheel ) retreats, and the whole cycle begins again. Other types we are looking at are believe it or not: magnetic engine motors either totally free or low energy input ( "HOPING" for larger energy output).. its a shot in the dark as everyone agrees that the idea seems doomed from the onset as it seems to violate the law of conservation of energy, but on the other hand... instead of sitting in the dark in the cave, we now have light and heat etc because of inventors who refused to believe the "experts", (personally I think its a vague impossibility but its fun to look at all the tries that others have done, (search Magnetic motor on YouTube to find all the countless different designs and claims ,, two in particular to me seem on the "verge" of "maybe" being "possibly" viable..
You may know of the "perpetual" clock in the Smithsonian uses the motion of the earth to get its pendulum energy, and runs "free" forever for our lifetimes anyway. (we are upset with Smithsonian because the took the EV1 Rave Review Electric Car out at the request of GM ; GM sold the nimh 15 min electric car battery patent to Texaco in the 1999's and since then gasoline has skyrocketed)
Other ideas are a solar motor that tracks the sun using a parabolic mirror arrangement and perhaps a sterling or other type engine that can use the solar heat to power a perhaps 5hp engine.. 5hp seems low but really it would power a 2000 watt generator perhaps all day long on sunny days and really cut down your electric bill.. also function as emergency power, also could charge your electric car or bike.
I'd like to know how the electric bike batteries are holding up ?
Best Regards to all sincerely peaceful green people in the world !