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Sarasota, FL, Dec. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Research has published a new report titled “Thermoelectric Generator Market by Source (Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Harvesting, Direct Power Generation, And Co-Generation), and Application for (Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Industrial and Others Applications) - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2021”. According to the report, global thermoelectric generator market was valued at around USD 279.3 million in 2015 and is expected to generate revenue of USD 610.0 million by end of 2021, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 13.8% between 2016 and 2021. Thermoelectric generators are solid-state devices that convert heat into electricity. Thermoelectric generators have been used constantly for over 30 years for maintenance free operation in space probes such as the voyager missions of NASA. Thermoelectric systems can be easily designed to operate with small heat sources and small temperature differences. Such small generators can be produced mass quantity for use in home co-generation of heat and electricity or automotive waste heat recovery. Thermoelectric devices have even been miniaturized to harvest body heat for powering a wristwatch. Nowadays, thermoelectric generators have also been used in a range of applications and for energy generation by thermoelectric harvestings such as industrial, terrestrial applications, automotive, and aerospace & defense. Browse through 29 Market Tables and 21 Figures spread over 110 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Thermoelectric Generator Market: By Source, Application, Type, Size, Share, Industry Analysis, Segment and Forecast 2015-2021”. Thermoelectric generator market is segmented on the basis of different sources into waste heat recovery, energy harvesting, direct power generation, and co-generation. In 2015, waste heat recovery was the largest segment of the thermoelectric generator market and accounted for largest share of the total market. aerospace & defense was one of the largest application segments in 2015. Automotive sector emerged as another key outlet for the thermoelectric generator with over 57.8% shares of the overall market in 2015. Industrial segment is expected to exhibit considerable growth in the next few years due to the availability of low-cost devices. Thermoelectric generator market is mainly driven by demand from industrial sectors and solid state and immobile devices. High inefficiencies of current energy transfer technologies and low maintenance requirement are expected to be the major driver for the global thermoelectric generator market. Furthermore, the requirement for durable and maintenance free power sources are also anticipated to drive the thermoelectric generator market over the forecast period.  However, lack of awareness and low efficiency of thermoelectric devices may curb the demand of thermoelectric generators in the near future. Browse the full "Thermoelectric Generator Market by Source (Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Harvesting, Direct Power Generation, And Co-Generation), and Application (Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Industrial and Others) - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Segment, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2021" report at https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/report/thermoelectric-generator-market Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing regional markets for thermoelectric generator due to elevated technology penetration and high defense spending. Asia Pacific is expected to have significant growth during the years to come owing to increased investments in the innovation of armed forces by countries such as China, Japan and India and others.  Asia-Pacific was the second largest market for the thermoelectric generator which accounted for over 17% share of the overall market in 2015.  High industrial cluster in this region is expected to drive the demand for thermoelectric generators market. Yamaha and Komatsu Corporation are the major players in this market. North America is by far the largest in the global thermoelectric generator market and is set to continue to dominate the world marketplace throughout the forecast period. Thermoelectric generator market is mainly driven by growing demand from the automotive industry, healthcare monitoring devices, and rising technological advances in developing countries.  U.S. played a significant role in driving the thermoelectric generator market in North America. However, challenge such as the huge cost of installation is hampering the thermoelectric generator market growth. Demand for waste heat recovery, industrial automation, and healthcare monitoring devices is expected to drive this market. Europe is expected to show moderate growth during the forecast period due to demand for waste heat recovery, industrial automation and adoption of thermoelectric generator devices in new applications. Considerable economic growth of countries such as UK, Netherlands, Germany, and France is projected to drive the thermoelectric generator market in the years to come. Increased use in industrial applications is expected to drive this market in this region. Latin America, Middle East, and Africa are likely to have considerable growth for thermoelectric generator market during the estimated five years. Low cost of solutions is the major factor to drive the growth of thermoelectric generator in these regions. Some of the key players in the global thermoelectric generator market include Alphabet Energy, Thermo Electric Company, Inc., Evident Thermoelectrics,  Gentherm, green TEG AG, II-VI Marlow, Inc., Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc.,Romny Scientific, Inc., Laird Technologies, Inc., Ferrotec Corporation, RGS Development, B.V. Tellurex Corporation,  Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc., and Micropelt GmbH. This report segments the global thermoelectric generator market as follows: Zion Market Research is an obligated company. We create futuristic, cutting edge, informative reports ranging from industry reports, company reports to country reports. We provide our clients not only with market statistics unveiled by avowed private publishers and public organizations but also with vogue and newest industry reports along with pre-eminent and niche company profiles. Our database of market research reports comprises a wide variety of reports from cardinal industries. 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Morrison A.Q.,Michigan State University | Case E.D.,Michigan State University | Ren F.,Michigan State University | Ren F.,Oak Ridge National Laboratory | And 11 more authors.
Materials Chemistry and Physics | Year: 2012

Harvesting of waste heat may lead to macrocrack and/or microcrack damage accumulation in thermoelectrics. No studies in the open literature address the thermal fatigue of any thermoelectric material. This study characterizes the thermal fatigue behavior for two PbTe-based thermoelectric materials, n-type LAST (lead-antimony-silver-tellurium) and p-type LASTT (lead-antimony-silver- tellurium-tin). The mechanical properties (fracture strength, elastic moduli) were evaluated for up to 200 thermal fatigue cycles. In addition, the electrical and thermal transport properties were evaluated for n- and p-type specimens for thermal cycling. The elastic moduli were relatively insensitive to thermal fatigue treatment. The fracture strength, σ f, of the thermally fatigued LASTT specimens was in a band of from 25 to 40 MPa while σ f of the thermally fatigued LAST ranged from 15 to 38 MPa. The thermopower and electrical conductivity of LASTT samples showed small deviations from the low temperature trend near 600 K and the data repeated well after the first temperature cycle for all samples. For the n-type LAST samples, the electrical conductivity and thermopower showed larger deviations from the low temperature trend near 500 K with some samples requiring several temperature cycles before showing repeatability in the data, suggesting a possible secondary phase in the samples. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Hendricks T.J.,Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Karri N.K.,Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Hogan T.P.,Michigan State University | D'Angelo J.,Michigan State University | And 5 more authors.
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings | Year: 2010

The U.S. military uses large amounts of fuel during deployments and battlefield operations. Consequently, the U.S. military has a strong need to develop technologies that increase fuel efficiency and minimize fuel requirements all along the logistics trail and in all battlefield operations. There are additional requirements to reduce and minimize the environmental footprint of various military equipment and operations and reduce the need for batteries (non-rechargeable) in battlefield operations. The tri-agency SERDP (Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program) office is sponsoring a challenging, high-payoff project to develop a lightweight, small form-factor, soldier-portable advanced thermoelectric generator (TEG) system prototype to recover and convert waste heat from a variety of deployed equipment (i.e., diesel generators/engines, incinerators, vehicles, and potentially mobile kitchens), with the ultimate purpose of obtaining additional power for soldier battery charging, advanced capacitor charging, and other battlefield power applications. The project seeks to achieve power conversion efficiencies of approximately 10% (double current commercial TE conversion efficiencies) in a system with near 1.6-kW power output for a spectrum of battlefield power applications. The project is taking on the multi-faceted challenges of tailoring LAST (Lead Antimony Silver Telluride) / LASTT (Lead Antimony Silver Tin Telluride) nanocomposite thermoelectric (TE) materials for the proper temperature ranges (300 K - 700 K), fabricating these materials with cost-effective hot-pressed and sintered processes while maintaining their TE properties, measuring and characterizing their thermal fatigue and structural properties, developing the proper manufacturing processes for the TE materials and modules, designing and fabricating the necessary microtechnology heat exchangers, and fabricating and testing the final TEG system. The ultimate goal is to provide an opportunity to deploy these TEG systems in a wide variety of current military equipment (i.e., various Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG) systems) and battlefield operations so that they can provide the military with a pathway toward energy savings and environmental footprint management. The paper reviews the progress made on 1) the performance of LAST / LASTT TE materials and tailoring their temperature dependency; 2) evaluating the structural (Elastic modulus, Poisson's ratio and mechanical strength) properties of these materials, 3) developing the necessary LAST/LASTT-based TE modules, 4) developing the required hot- and cold-side microtechnology heat exchangers, and 5) the overall system designs for 30 kW and 60 kW TQG applications and potential performance pathways/differences for these two TQG cases. This work leverages fundamental research sponsored by the Office of Naval Research in developing LAST/LASTT materials. © 2010 Materials Research Society.


D'Angelo J.,Michigan State University | Case E.D.,Michigan State University | Matchanov N.,Michigan State University | Matchanov N.,Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan | And 6 more authors.
Journal of Electronic Materials | Year: 2011

In this paper we report on the electrical, thermal, and mechanical characterization of segmented-leg PbTe-based thermoelectric modules. This work featured a thermoelectric module measurement system that was constructed and used to measure 47-couple segmented thermoelectric power generation modules fabricated by Tellurex Corporation using n-type Bi 2Te 3-x Se x to Ag 0.86Pb 19+x SbTe 20 legs and p-type Bi x Sb 2-x Te 3 to Ag 0.9Pb 9Sn 9Sb 0.6Te 20 legs. The modules were measured under vacuum with hot-side and cold-side temperatures of approximately 670 K and 312 K, respectively. In addition, the measurements on the PbTe-based materials are compared with measurements performed on Bi 2Te 3 reference modules. Efficiency values as high as 6.56% were measured on these modules. In addition to the measurement system description and the measurement results on these modules, infrared images of the modules that were used to help identify nonuniformities are also presented. © 2011 TMS.


Spry M.,Tellurex Corporation
Journal of Electronic Materials | Year: 2012

The traditional way of testing power generation modules and projecting their performance may be prone to overestimation of capabilities. Frequently, an assumption is made that the no-load (NL) voltage measured during testing can simply be employed as the default V NL in all subsequent calculations using data taken under load. In reality, while current is flowing, wattage due to the Peltier effect creates temperature drops across interface materials. These significantly diminish the ΔT across the thermoelectric material and attenuate the Seebeck voltage. Therefore, for each level of load current, there is a different V NL that corresponds to the associated ΔT. Each of these distinctive V NL levels should be used for calculations relative to its associated operational point. With the proper equipment and use of curve fits, it is possible to test and project in a manner which can more closely approximate the true performance characteristics of power generation devices. © 2012 TMS.


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Tellurex Corporation | Date: 2012-09-05

Thermoelectric generators for powering an external electrically operated device, a carrying bag, a rechargeable battery pack and a mobility tray accessory therefor.


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Tellurex Corporation | Date: 2012-09-05

Thermoelectric generators for powering an external electrically operated device, a carrying bag, a rechargeable battery pack and a mobility tray accessory therefor.

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