Thermoelectric systems produce electrical energy out of a heat-source.


Video with a lot of basic experiments. Main conclusion: Stirling are way more efficient (they can rise up to 40% instead of 1% for Peltier modules.)

Peltier Elements

Thermoelectric generators

Basic Info

From Wikipedia:

  • Used to be made of bimetallic junctions.
  • Are now made of highly doped semiconductors, from bismuth telluride, or lead telluride, or calcium manganese oxide.
  • Electromechanical systems including turbines, such as Stirling engines, are more efficient.
  • michka/research/peltier.txt
  • Last modified: 2014-11-22 15:26
  • by michka