Originally Posted by Rucker
Nice experiment, and more practical than a windmill.
0.48 W for 24 hours produces a whopping 11.52 W.
Sure it can be "upsized" but at what cost and space requirement? It would take 208 times the size to produce 100 W instantaneous and while that could be enough to run some basic lights and charge a cell phone or two, it's hardly practical compared to a wind generator that can put out much more power without a constant heat source to supply the temperature differential to drive the peltier modules.
I suppose a bunch of these scavenging energy from the waste heat of the engine exhaust, diesel parking heaters, wood stove, etc. could provide a useable amount of energy but PRACTICAL? I don't see it.
A wind generator or engine driven generator would be much more practical.
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