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Research, Development, and Applications of the High-Power Thermoelectric Generation Technology

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Author A.J. Jin, Wenbo Peng, Ying Jin, Dawei Liu, Qiming Li
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 901-907
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 8
Issue Date September 01, 2013
Publishing Date September 01, 2013
Keywords Thermoelectric power, large scale integration, TEG, China Huaneng group, Clean tech



Abstract

Thermoelectric generation (TEG) is advantageous over traditional power production in terms of no vibration, no pollution, no noise, small volume, and long life expectancy. In this article, the authors will review the TEG, its current state of development, introduce its principal, and explore a new approach by the large-scale integration manufacturing of a high-output TEG device. By utilizing both home-made and the off-the-shelf devices, the TEG systems are constructed and tested. The TEG system is characterized. Furthermore, the authors have investigated the TEG systems in either serial or parallel configurations and demonstrated that the total power output is the simple addition of the separate systems. Based on these tests, they discuss the LSI manufacturing of TEG devices to improve its performance and cost reduction. Moreover, by utilizing LSI technology and using multi-stack TEG structure, the studies show the feasibility of producing larger output, higher density, and more efficient TEG devices than the single TEG module. Finally, based on the studies, the authors discuss how one can commercialize TEG in volume production in the future.


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