Nations the world over are actively searching for alternative, clean energy sources. Using thermoelectric modules to generate electro-energy is becoming a vital, valid choice. Interest in energy sources such as thermoelectric generating modules is warming because of the latest achievements in the sphere of thermoelectric technology and constructions. Here are a few hints how to convert heat energy into electrical energy in your application with best efficiency.
Among main spheres of TGM application the following can be singled out:
|TGM||thermoelectric generating module|
|DTmax||maximum achievable temperature difference between the hot and cold side of a thermoelectric cooler|
|Imax||input current through a thermoelectric cooler resulting in greatest DT (DTmax)|
|Umax||voltage on a thermoelectric cooler contacts at DTmax|
|Qmax||maximum cooling capacity of a thermoelectric cooler. It is determined at maximum current through a thermoelectric cooler and at zero temperature difference between hot and cold sides|
|Rac||electric resistance of a thermoelectric cooler measured at an alternating current with the frequency of 1 kHz|