Thermoelectric Materials, Measurements, and Opportunities for Energy Harvesting

Authored by: Patrick J. Taylor

Thermoelectrics and its Energy Harvesting

Print publication date:  April  2012
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781439874707
eBook ISBN: 9781439874714
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11891-23

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Abstract

Energy harvesting will be an increasingly important strategy for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to address concerns regarding future power and energy. On average, the daily DoD consumption of oil exceeds 3 × 105 barrels.1 The concern for the DoD is not just that the world’s reserves of oil are finite; it is also that future military assets will be consuming dramatically more fuel, and supplying resources to DoD assets, especially those in remote duty stations, in the form of fuel and batteries is highly inefficient and alarmingly costly.

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