Direct conversion of solar radiation to mechanical power using thermostatic bimetals and linear Fresnel lenses Public Deposited

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  • Conversion of solar energy to mechanical power through the use of thermostatic bimetals and linear Fresnel lenses was found to be both theoretically and experimentally feasible. Using linear Fresnel lenses to concentrate sunlight on bimetallic coils caused a simple sun powered motor to produce rotational shaft power. However, continuous rotational motion could not be sustained. Efficient energy transfer through the Fresnel lenses and the ability of the bimetal to absorb and dissipate solar energy were determined to be critical factors limiting motor operation. Several developments were suggested by the experiment which may improve overall energy efficiency of the motor and possibly create continuous rotational motion. Both thermostatic bimetals and linear Fresnel lenses appear to have a promising future in the field of solar energy conversion. Further research may reveal many practical applications for the sun powered motor and its component parts.
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