Extremely suited for the use in off-grid rural and remote areas.
The principle of external combustion makes the Stirling engine also extremely suited for the use in off-grid rural and remote areas. For anybody who wants to live off the grid and wants to use the locally available fuels Stirling is an excellent option for energy independence. Especially in combination with a battery pack and PV.
In northern colder climates with less solar and a higher heat demand the technology is excellent for providing power and heat. Biomass, Biogas and even Fossil fuels like coal can provide the energy for powering the Stirling engine generating electricity and heat.
Also in hot areas Stirling is a feasible option. For burning rice husk, abundant in the hotter parts of the world, a special burner is available. Another technically feasible option is Stirling Solar. This is especially the case in very hot climates where the performance of PV is degrading quickly over time.