About Thermoelectric Generator
Ideal for off-grid applications in remote areas, the thermoelectric generator converts waste heat into electricity. This unique process is only about 5 percent to 8 percent efficient, but it is enough to operate certain electrical components day or night and in areas without access to other sources of electricity, including solar power. These generators are being used in gas pipelines to operate radio communication and provide telemetry and cathode protection. Some also integrate into hybrid solar power systems that kick on the thermoelectric device when there is no sunlight or the stored power runs out. You can get one of these in the large inventory on eBay to use in your own electrical devices. You can also look for commercial devices that have a thermoelectric generator in them, such as Biolite wood stoves that feature these generators with USB ports to power your portable electronic devices. Thermoelectrics are solid state generators, making them very low maintenance. Since there are no moving parts, the generator has a long lifespan, too. A thermoelectric generator could be your solution to the energy problem.