“We’ve enjoyed working with Cyclone and look forward to seeing this project progress to the next stage of building and testing beta engines”
Cyclone’s engine, named the S-1, is a 5hp heat-regenerative, reciprocating steam engine. When put into commercial usage, Cyclone expects that the engine can help reduce the costs of installation and operation of solar power plants dramatically due to its compact size, low weight and high efficiencies. In laboratory testing, the 30-lbs S-1 engine has achieved up to 34% thermal efficiencies.
"We’ve enjoyed working with Cyclone and look forward to seeing this project progress to the next stage of building and testing beta engines," stated Jaime Galobart, CEO of Renovalia.
Christopher Nelson, President of Cyclone, commented, "We believe that the S-1 is an important engine technology not only for the solar energy market, but also for areas such as micro-CHP (co-generation) and military uses. As we build the next generation of these engines, with plans to place them into field tests next year, strong partnerships like the one we’ve formed with Renovalia will be important to our success."
Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine — an all-fuel, clean-tech engine with the power and versatility to run everything from waste energy electric generators and solar thermal systems to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and CEO Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is an eco-friendly external combustion engine, ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process, and to run on virtually any fuel – including bio-diesels, syngas or solar – while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants into the air.
The Cyclone Engine was recognized by Popular Science Magazine as the Invention of the Year for 2008, and was presented with the Society of Automotive Engineers’ AEI Tech Award in 2006 and 2008. Additionally, Cyclone was recently named Environmental Business of the Year by the Broward County Environmental Protection Department.