22 Jun 2021
e-ThermoGentech (e-Thermo) Japan
We visited this company. They get half the efficiency of Komatsu KELK rigid thermoelectric chips meaning 3-4% but achieve what they call "unique" flexibility by using the usual BiTe as chip arrays on a flexible substrate.
17 Feb 2020
High power thermoelectric energy harvesting starts to look good
In energy harvesting in general, there is 100 times the market potential in high power rather than low power. In this article IDTechEx explores this opportunity.
4 Sep 2017
Thermoelectrics: Doors Close; Doors Open
This article covers the challenges companies involved in thermoelectric energy harvesting have faced and possible areas of development in the future.
26 Jun 2017
KELK to launch thermoelectric generation-applied products
KELK Ltd is starting full-scale production and sales of three types of thermoelectric generation-applied products in June this year.
6 Sep 2016
Learning from the death of Micropelt
Fabrice Poulin writes to a Linkedin energy harvesting group, "The industry was already buzzing about the difficulties of Micropelt end of last year."
5 May 2016
Smart Green Batteries Win the Europe 2016 Award in Berlin
Smart Green Batteries were winners at the IDTechEx Awards at the 8th Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2016, held in Berlin, Germany last week.
3 Mar 2016
IDTechEx announce the Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe Awards 2016
All companies operating within these technologies are welcome to apply. The winners will be announced during the drinks reception on 27 April at the annual IDTechEx Show! in Berlin.
24 Apr 2015
Energy harvesting at the heavy end
At the event, "Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2015", uniquely, the whole scope of energy harvesting will be reviewed.
6 Mar 2015
Different electric vehicles pioneer best technology first
To benchmark new technology for electric vehicles it is vital to look at all of the off-road, on-road, water and airborne e-vehicles.
26 Dec 2014
Thermoelectric harvesting: Great increase in interest in 2014
Thermoelectric harvesting will be on production hybrid electric on-road vehicles from 2018. It will be commonplace on hybrids in 2020 and almost entirely to charge the battery, or increasingly supercapacitor or supercabattery used for power.
28 Oct 2014
Thermoelectrics have made large 1.5 kW ones for Komatsu and other construction machines and the like, to harvest heat from the diesel engines. The main bar to launching them for sale is cost
13 Mar 2014
Thermoelectric generators: Vehicles, Wireless Sensors, Industrial Apps
The worldwide interest in waste heat recovery continues to grow, with a wide range of applications ranging from small harvesters integrated into wireless sensor networks all the way to larger harvesters such as the ones that can potentially be integrated into cars.
16 Sep 2013
Thermoelectric energy harvesting in Japan
The Japanese are working very hard on thermoelectric energy harvesting from tiny forms for use on hot running electronics components the 1.5 kW versions for use on furnace flues etc.