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December 17, 2014 11:11

The main use we envisaged was to build the bricks into the walls of simple clay cooking stoves. However, we did also suggest that they could equally be used at the focal point of a parabolic reflector.

The nice thing about it being a modular system that simply requires heat, is that it could be put to use in many different ways — wherever you have a source of heat to exploit!

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December 11, 2014 01:54

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December 9, 2014 18:46

Nice ,i am not sure if you are looking for other ideas or to submit a contribution to this thermobrick idea.
Perhaps you can use something.
Heat especially in hot countries is daily available by the sun in the night it is somethines very cold.
My idea
Put a couple of heat pipes connected to a thermal conductive body together.
Connect this thermal body to a couple of teds
(Semiconductor thermo electric devices)
Than couple this again with a thermal body( heat sink )
Teds are sandwiched between conductive bodies.
Put the heat pipes in the ground
If there is a temparture difference electricity is generated . At day top hot ,ground cold
At night reverse ground "hot" ,air cold
Perhaps rectifier necessary to produce constant polarity of current.
Its a concept not tested yet by me perhaps also parts of this idea usable in your brick?
In my idea however is no need for fosile burning material.(fuel)
Wish you luck and succes

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December 9, 2014 16:49

Great idea !
will you use a solar parabolic cooking stove and a thermocouple....

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