publication . Article . 2014

Portable Thermoelectric Power Generator Coupled with Phase Change Material

Lim Chong C.; Al-Kayiem Hussain H.; Sing Chin Y.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2014 Journal: MATEC Web of Conferences (issn: 2261-236X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
Solar is the intermittent source of renewable energy and all thermal solar systems having a setback on non-functioning during the night and cloudy environment. This paper presents alternative solution for power generation using thermoelectric which is the direct conversion of temperature gradient of hot side and cold side of thermoelectric material to electric voltage. Phase change material with latent heat effect would help to prolong the temperature gradient across thermoelectric material for power generation. Besides, the concept of portability will enable different power source like solar, wasted heat from air conditioner, refrigerator, stove etc, i.e. to cr...
free text keywords: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040
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