Thermoelectric Power Generation

Thermoelectric modules can be used to convert heat energy to electricity. Using a principle known as "the Seebeck Effect" a temperature differential between the two sides of a thermoelectric module, electricity can be generated. Because this type of system depends upon a consistent temperature differential to provide electricity, the modules are often combined with a known heat source such as natural gas or propoane for remote power generation or waste heat recovery. They are often used in remote locations where power is required but solar energy is unreliable or insufficient, such as offshore engineering, oil pipelines, remote telemetry and data collection.