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Posted by harry on April 4, 2009, 6:13 pm
 
Lots of discussion on these pages about converting heat to electricity
(via turbines, steam engines etc).  I often wondered why thermocouple/
thermopiles were not used.  The aswer is they were but the research
seems to be abandoned these days. Wonder why?
Info here:-

http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/POWER/thermoelectric/thermoelectric.htm

Posted by Eeyore on April 4, 2009, 7:39 pm
 


harry wrote:


Because they're VERY inefficient. End of story.

Graham


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