Solar thermoelectric generators (STEGs) are two steps energy harvesting systems that convert solar power into electricity. Even if the first generation of this kind of systems was developed in the first half of the twentieth century the interest around this technology has been intermittent. Only in recent years the progress of the thermoelectric material efficiency stimulated a renewed interest on STEGs as a viable alternative to harness solar energy. In this paper the basic aspects of STEG technology, along with the analysis of its efficiency, and the state of the art of this field are discussed.

Lorenzi, B. (2021). Heat conversion in solar thermoelectric harvesters. In D. Narducci, G. Jeffrey Snyder, C. Fanciulli (a cura di), Advances in Thermoelectricity: Foundational Issues, Materials and Nanotechnology (pp. 151-159). IOS Press [10.3254/ENFI210010].

Heat conversion in solar thermoelectric harvesters

Lorenzi B.
Primo
2021

Abstract

Solar thermoelectric generators (STEGs) are two steps energy harvesting systems that convert solar power into electricity. Even if the first generation of this kind of systems was developed in the first half of the twentieth century the interest around this technology has been intermittent. Only in recent years the progress of the thermoelectric material efficiency stimulated a renewed interest on STEGs as a viable alternative to harness solar energy. In this paper the basic aspects of STEG technology, along with the analysis of its efficiency, and the state of the art of this field are discussed.
Capitolo o saggio
Electric Generators; Thermoelectric Generators; Photovoltaic;
English
Advances in Thermoelectricity: Foundational Issues, Materials and Nanotechnology
978-1-64368-172-6
altro ISBN 978-1-64368-173-3 (online)
Lorenzi, B. (2021). Heat conversion in solar thermoelectric harvesters. In D. Narducci, G. Jeffrey Snyder, C. Fanciulli (a cura di), Advances in Thermoelectricity: Foundational Issues, Materials and Nanotechnology (pp. 151-159). IOS Press [10.3254/ENFI210010].
Lorenzi, B
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