Dr. Erich Farber: Solar Expert

A brief look at the research of solar expert Dr. Erich Farber as Director of the Solar Energy & Energy Conversion Laboratory at the University of Florida-Gainsville in the early 1970s.

solar farber - thermo-phase engine
This sun-powered thermo-phase, shift reciprocating engine consists essentially of a column of water inside a tube which has a bellows at its top. As the liquid is vaporized and condensed by solar heat, its movement operates the bellows which-in turn-can spin a flywheel at several hundred rpm.