Re: Electric Power From Any Heat Source
I'm building an outdoor boiler to heat my home, and i've recently purchased six thermoelectric generator modules to experiment with. I think it would be interesting to generate enough electricity to run a 15 watt circulating pump.
The delta t (temperature differential) is extremely important. With a 100*C difference in temperature from the hot side to the cold side, you can produce usable current. If you double the delta t, you quadruple your power output.
I plan to circulate water/antifreeze from outside (below zero C) to one side of the modules, and have the hot side touching the woodstove, which should be above 100*C, perhaps as hot at 200*C
I will let you know how things work out.
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