Thermoelectrics

A Lot Of Heat Is Wasted, So Why Not Convert It Into Power?
August 20, 2015
http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/08/20/432738291/a-lot-of-heat-is-wasted-so-why-not-convert-it-into-power

What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? Matt Scullin thinks there is, and he’s formed a company to turn that idea into a reality.

The key to Scullin’s plans is something called thermoelectrics. “A thermoelectric is a material that turns heat into electricity,” he says.

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