A Thermovoltaic Voltage Source Integrated with a Samovar

Erdal KILIÇ, Reşat MUTLU, Ertuğrul KARAKULAK
2022 European journal of engineering and applied sciences  
Renewable energy sources are becoming very important in today's World. Thermovoltaic power sources are getting cheaper and their electrical power output is getting higher due to technological developments. New, application areas of thermovoltaic power sources are being looked for. Samovars are pretty commonly used in rural areas to prepare warm drinks such as tea. They burn brushwood. Samovars only supply thermal power. Integrating a thermovoltaic power source onto a samovar would increase
more » ... overall electrical energy. Such a system may allow charging batteries of low power loads such as flashlights and cell phones. In this study, the performance of such a system is experimentally inspected. It has been found that the system power is low, the air convection around the semiconductor pairs of the module may be contributing to its low power performance, and a more complex system model is needed to model it accurately.
doi:10.55581/ejeas.1214673 fatcat:uktybrsqkfgqnbqy2tesnkhhzy