Modeling of thin-film solar thermoelectric generators
Author(s)Weinstein, Lee Adragon; McEnaney, Kenneth; Chen, Gang
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Recent advances in solar thermoelectric generator (STEG) performance have raised their prospect as a potential technology to convert solar energy into electricity. This paper presents an analysis of thin-film STEGs. Properties and geometries of the devices are lumped into two parameters which are optimized to guide device design. The predicted efficiencies of thin-film STEGs are comparable to those of existing STEG configurations built on bulk materials.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Journal of Applied Physics
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Weinstein, L. A., K. McEnaney, and G. Chen. “Modeling of Thin-Film Solar Thermoelectric Generators.” Journal of Applied Physics 113, no. 16 (2013): 164504.
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