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Author Eisenhut, C. ♦ Bitschi, A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Thermoelectricity ♦ Solar heating ♦ Water heating ♦ Geothermal power generation ♦ Power generation ♦ Solar power generation ♦ Heat recovery ♦ Power system modeling ♦ Solid state circuits ♦ Power conversion
Abstract Geothermal and solar heat are attractive and environmentally clean energy sources for future power systems where solid state generators may become more important. In this paper, a generator model for such a novel conversion system is presented. Benefits and constraints are shown using a thermoelectric generator for solid state power conversion. For system efficiency improvement and power maximization, both thermoelectric materials and dimensions of thermoelectric generators have to be optimized. Heat losses of the thermoelectric generator can partially be recovered for building heating or water heating. Therefore, meaningful system assemblies exist to deal with the relatively low conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric generator. However, there are different limits in addition to thermoelectric materials which need to be taken into account in the generator design process
Description Author affiliation: High Voltage Lab., ETH Zurich (Eisenhut, C.; Bitschi, A.)
ISBN 1424408105
ISSN 10942734
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-08-06
Publisher Place Austria
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 5.76 MB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 510
Ending Page 515


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library