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Instead of fuel combustion, solar induced extreme high
temperatures of air power the engine.
During the "combustion cycle" the air in the cylinder is
heated by concentrated solar power. So there's no fuel,
only air. Then during the exhaust phase, the rays are
diverted to the next cylinder.
[piluso, Dec 04 2012]
||Solar sterling engines have been preheated,
halfbaked, baked, rebaked, burnt to a crisp,
recombined, and baked once more just for giggles.
||Even though is already baked, it's remarkable the lack of diffusion of this kind of devices.
 I misread the invention, you are adapting a conventional ICE. That way is very inefficient, the Stirling motor is perfect for that use.