A combined heat and power system for solid-fuel stoves using thermoelectric generators

Montecucco, A., Siviter, J. and Knox, A. R. (2015) A combined heat and power system for solid-fuel stoves using thermoelectric generators. Energy Procedia, 75, pp. 597-602. (doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.462)

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Solid-fuel stoves are used in developing countries, remote locations, and in general more commonly due to convenient fuel cost. The possibility of using the stove heat to heat water and produce electricity represents an added benefit. This work presents an application of thermoelectric generators to a solid-fuel stove to concurrently charge a lead-acid battery and transfer heat to water for heating or household use. The feasibility of the proposed CHP system is demonstrated for a common solid-fuel stove. This system produces an average of 600 Wth and 27 Wel during a 2-h long experiment, in which the TEG efficiency is around 5% and the MPPT efficiency of the power converters used is demonstrated.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Knox, Professor Andrew and Montecucco, Dr Andrea and Siviter, Dr Jonathan
Authors: Montecucco, A., Siviter, J., and Knox, A. R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Energy Procedia
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1876-6102
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Energy Procedia 75:597-602
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
664231IAA-EPSRC: Commercial Exploitation of Thermoelectric ResearchAndrew KnoxEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)UNSPECIFIEDENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG