Journal of Electronic Materials

, Volume 38, Issue 7, pp 1375–1381

Performance Results of a High-Power-Density Thermoelectric Generator: Beyond the Couple

  • D. T. Crane
  • J. W. LAGrandeur
  • F. Harris
  • L. E. Bell
Article

This paper describes the development of a high-power-density thermoelectric generator (TEG) with a power output of greater than 100 W. Previous papers have described the development of the generator made of high-power-density TE couples. In this discussion, initial thermal cycling results for the TE couples are described. The building blocks are then scaled and integrated into a complete TEG. The design, build, and test of the TEG are discussed. The high-power-density design produces power at greater than 250 W/L and 80 W/kg. Test results are shown for varying flow rates, temperatures, and electrical loads.

Keywords

Thermoelectric power generation waste heat recovery  high power density 

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© TMS 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. T. Crane
    • 1
  • J. W. LAGrandeur
    • 1
  • F. Harris
    • 1
  • L. E. Bell
    • 1
  1. 1.BSST LLCIrwindaleUSA

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