University of Maryland Extension

2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge

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Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 - 3:30pm to Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - 4:30pm
National Mall
1160 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20560
United States
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Alliance for Green Heat

The 2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge is a showcase and competition for advanced wood stoves with automated features and/or stoves that make electricity. It is open to the public from Friday Nov. 9 to Tuesday Nov. 13, rain, shine or snow. 

What is there to see?

  • 12 next generation wood and pellet stoves, equipped with sensors, on-board computers, wi-fi capability and stoves that produce electricity. Some stoves are already or about to be on the market and others are prototypes. Read blogs about the stoves here.
  • demonstrations of advanced stove testing equipment,
  • a stove outfitted with an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) from Oekosolve, a traditional Tulikivi masonry heater, and solar panels from Edge Energy to compare electricity output to thermoelectric wood and pellet stoves.
  • Visitors can also learn about installing and maintaining wood stoves, pairing stoves with solar PV, buying firewood, etc.

There will be regular guided tours and groups of 4 or more can arrange a private tour. There will also be an educational area with exhibits, demonstrations and information. A panel of expert judges will be testing and assessing the stoves. 

For more information, go here. Read the Society of American Foresters' press release in support of the competition below.

John Ackerly, Alliance for Green Heat
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