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Current Status of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technology

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  • Lee, Jae Kwang (Center for cHemical Energy Storage System, Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)) ;
  • Kim, Jin Won (Center for cHemical Energy Storage System, Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)) ;
  • Lee, Jaeyoung (Center for cHemical Energy Storage System, Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Energies, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST))
  • 이재광 (광주과학기술원 차세대에너지연구소 화학전지연구센터) ;
  • 김진원 (광주과학기술원 차세대에너지연구소 화학전지연구센터) ;
  • 이재영 (광주과학기술원 차세대에너지연구소 화학전지연구센터)
  • Received : 2016.07.04
  • Accepted : 2016.07.07
  • Published : 2016.08.10

Abstract

Following the population growth and civilization, resulted in energy-mass consumption society, research efforts on enhancing efficiency of traditional energy sources has been investigated. Among many alternatives, thermoelectric power generation technologies are highlighted as one of solutions for high heat energy efficiencies. Currently, the research area of thermoelectric power generation has been achieved over two of ZT value, which seems to have enough competitiveness as following the development of nano-technologies, in particular, for waste heat recovery, and the development of thermoelectric materials is still ongoing to obtain higher energy efficiencies. In this review, the recent development of thermoelectric materials and module technologies categorized by different temperature regions was briefly introduced.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 광주과학기술원

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