Energy harvesting using thermoelectric generators

  title={Energy harvesting using thermoelectric generators},
  author={Zakariya M. Dalala},
  journal={2016 IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON)},
This paper presents an energy harvesting system for adaptation with thermoelectric generators (TEG). The TEG system is a dc power source based on Seebeck effect, which utilizes the temperature gradient between hot and cold sides of the TEG module. The output voltage is highly dependent on temperature difference. A DC-DC converter is needed to regulate the output power of the TEG and to actively track the maximum power point that can be achieved from the TEG. The power electronic interface of… CONTINUE READING