Newberg High School InvenTeam

Newberg, OR
Portable, Lightweight Solar Stirling Generator to Provide Electricity to Remote Villages
  • The invention stemmed from an in-class assignment to build Stirling engines, which Newberg High School has a history of building.
  • The InvenTeam combined a Stirling engine with a three-foot parabolic dish to create a solar-powered device that generates low-cost, sustainable energy.
  • The invention generates the sun's energy through a pair of photo-resistor sensor rays and a reflective nickel-plated finish on the parabolic dish.
  • On a clear day, the Stirling engine speeds up to 700 RPM.
  • The InvenTeam received a 2009 Continuation Grant.