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How much energy can be generated by a large compost pile? Answered

I have heard stories of compost piles getting extremely hot and I was wondering how many watts could be generated.

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steveastroukBest Answer (author)2010-08-22

How many Watts depends on many factors, like what you are composting, how big it is, the ambient temperature etc etc.

Here is a research paper with lots of good information:
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijce/2010/627930.html 

Steve

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rickharris (author)2010-08-22

Hot enough to burst into flames worst case.

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