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Posted by Tim Jackson on June 20, 2009, 1:03 pm
News wrote:

I'd forgo a few brain cells for his money.  Bigot, sure, but idiot? Hmm.

Do you know a system that can convert energy from kinetic to electric to
chemical to electric to kinetic at more that 50% efficiency around the
loop?  Or even 30%.  It's a lot less then "roughly equals out" - the
majority is on the side of the losses.

An IC engine can be 90% efficient too, at producing *heat*.  They'd make
excellent furnaces, except for the reliability.  Heaters aren't very
efficient at producing motive power.

Tim Jackson

Posted by News on June 21, 2009, 10:19 am

Supercapacitors.  No chemical process.

Please be sensible.

Posted by daestrom on June 21, 2009, 2:45 pm

Never heard of co-gen??


Posted by harry on June 23, 2009, 6:27 pm
I have no heating system in my home, just massive insulation.
(Including internal window and door shutters).  All internal walls are
at least 9" (220mm)  thick which stores energy.  24" (600mm)
insulation on external walls. Big windows on the South and small on
the North side.  Devising shutters for the large windows is not easy,
the ones I have are not entirely satisfactory.

Posted by News on June 24, 2009, 10:16 am

Sounds v good.

I assume brick or concrete blocks.

How to you input heat? Small heater?

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