Introducing the Volo One Engine. The heart of becoming energy self-reliant. The Volo One Engine runs off of heat. Heat created by wood, propane, natural gas, solar, and bio fuel. The engine converts the heat energy to rotary motion that turns a generator to generate electricity. As some of us like to say - "put the wood in one end and electricity comes out the other".
The engine is designed to operate with a temperature difference of about 400 degrees F. The output of the engine is targeted at 1 KW at maximum pressure and temperature. Outputs exceeding 100 W can be obtained using lower temperatures without any pressurization of the engine.
The engine works in conjunction with our Fire Boxes (propane or wood). The hot end of the engine is placed in the hot Fire Box causing it to run (it must be warmed up and hand started). The engine can be utilized with any heat source. You do not have to use our Fire Boxes. You can install the engine into a wood stove or a fireplace. There is no exhaust from the engine itself. The engine is 8' long, about 16" in diameter and weighs over 200 lbs.
The engine is designed to last for many years with very little maintenance. There are no spark plugs, air filters, oil, or batteries.
Join the future of energy production and purchase your Volo One Engine today.
With our heat engine generate electricity, using wood, gas, solar to run the Volo One Engine. Some assembly is required, open end wrench, screwdriver and allen key wrench are needed for assembly. Estimated time of assembly is 1-2 hrs.
Delivery currently estimated at 75 days from order(we are working as best we can to reduce our backlog and improve this production window) - shipping charges are additional (estimated $200).
96 inches x 36 inches x 36 inches (Engine Hot End = 35 x 16 x 16)
Hot End - Min 350F, Max 850 F Cold End -Max 150 F
Engine Speed (at 350 F temperature difference):
70 RPM (un-pressurized ),
+8 RPM for each +5PSI(gage pressure)
Engine Power Output:
Un-pressurized 100W -
Pressurized (estimated max of 1KW at 40PSI & 130 RPM)