7. Thermo Electric Generators

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Testing Thermo Electric Generator Chip With a Kiln Set at Woodstove Conditions

Problem:

Many households that purchase clean burning wood stoves still lack electricity to power lights in the evenings, listen to the radio and charge cell phones.

Solution:

We realized that the greatest concentration of energy in a rural home is the waste heat produced by a wood stove (approximately 2000 watts)  Using simple thermo-electric chips we can harness a small amount of the waste heat and convert it into electricity.  Thermo-electric technology compliments solar power.  Even on rainy days people cook, the stove in a typical rural household burns fuel for 3.5 – 4 hours per day.  Enough to run a bright light.

 

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