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Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting 2018-2028: Applications, Markets, Players

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出版日期 內容資訊 英文 158 Pages
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熱電的能源採集 Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting 2018-2028: Applications, Markets, Players
出版日期: 2018年02月20日 內容資訊: 英文 158 Pages



第1章 摘要整理、總論

第2章 簡介

  • 席貝克及帕爾帖效應
  • 熱電單元利用的設計
  • 薄膜熱電發電體
  • 材料的選擇
  • 有機熱電單元 - PEDOT:PSS
  • 二元功能的熱電發電設備/預冷器:來自飛機的排氣的DC電源

第3章 其他處理技術

  • 彈性熱電發電體的製造
  • AIST技術詳細內容

第4章 用途

  • 無線感測器
  • 航太
  • 植入式熱電單元
  • 家電/穿戴式設備的熱電單元
  • 1個設備的太陽能光電發電及熱電單元能源採集
  • 大樓及家庭自動化的熱電單元能源採集
  • 汽車
  • 軍事
  • 其他的用途
  • Alphabet Energy的e1thermoelectric generator
  • 消費者用途和醫療保健

第5章 採訪:商業化相關考察

  • Ford
  • Microsemi
  • MSX Micropelt
  • Rolls Royce
  • TRW
  • Volvo

第6章 企業簡介

  • Alphabet Energy, Inc.
  • e-thermogentech
  • EVERREDtronics Ltd
  • Ferrotec Corporation
  • Gentherm
  • Global Thermoelectric (now Gentherm)
  • greenTEG
  • Hi Z Technology, Inc
  • KELK Ltd
  • Laird/ Nextreme
  • Marlow
  • mc10
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST)
  • Novus
  • O-Flexx
  • Perpetua
  • RGS Development
  • Romny Scientific
  • Tellurex Corporation
  • Termolife Energy Corporation
  • Yamaha Motor Co, Ltd.



Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting 2018-2028: Applications, Markets, Players
Technologies, devices & applications for thermoelectric generators.

The market for thermoelectric energy harvesters will reach over $1.5 billion by 2028.

Thermoelectric generators are devices which convert temperature differences into electrical energy. The principle phenomenon that underpins thermoelectric energy generation is known as the Seebeck effect: the conversion of a temperature differential into electricity at the junction of two materials.

Although thermoelectric phenomena have been used for heating and cooling applications quite extensively, electricity generation has only seen very limited market in niche applications and it is only in recent years that interest has increased regarding new applications of energy generation through thermoelectric harvesting.

The new applications are varied and the vertical markets benefiting from new devices range from condition monitoring in industrial environments, smart metering in energy market segments, to thermoelectric applications in vehicles, either terrestrial or other.

This report gives an overview of devices, materials and manufacturing processes, with a specific focus on emerging technologies that allow for new functionality, form factor and application in various demanding environments. Whether it is operation in high temperatures or corrosive environments, applications with increased safety demands or components that need to be thin, flexible, or even stretchable, there is a lot of research and development work worldwide which is highlighted.

Waste heat recovery systems in vehicles:

A large number of car companies, including Volkswagen, VOLVO, FORD and BMW in collaboration with NASA have been developing thermoelectric waste heat recovery systems in-house, each achieving different types of performance but all of them expecting to lead to improvements of 3-5% in fuel economy while the power generated out of these devices could potentially reach up to 1200W. What does the future hold with electrification of vehicles globally picking up pace and the market conditions turning unfavorable for thermoelectrics that require the high temperatures present in internal combustion engines for optimal operation.

Wireless sensor network adoption

Wireless sensors powered by thermogenerators in environments where temperature differentials exist would lead to avoiding issues with battery lifetime and reliability. It would also lead to the ability to move away from wired sensors, which are still the solution of choice when increased reliability of measurement is necessary. Some applications have low enough power demands to operate with small temperature differentials, as small as a few degrees in some cases. These types of developments increase adoption trends.

Consumer applications:

In these applications, the type of solution that thermogenerators provide varies: it could be related to saving energy when cooking by utilising thermo-powered cooking sensors, powering mobile phones, watches or other consumer electronics, even body sensing could become more widespread with wearables such as sensory wristbands, clothing or athletic apparel that monitor vitals such as heart rate, body temperature, etc.

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Table of Contents


  • 1.1. Executive summary and conclusions
  • 1.2. Market forecasts for thermoelectric energy harvesters in different applications 2016-2028 - Number (thousand)
  • 1.3. Market forecasts for thermoelectric energy harvesters in different applications 2016-2028 - Unit Price (dollars)
  • 1.4. Market forecasts for thermoelectric energy harvesters in different applications 2016-2028 - Market Value (dollars million)
  • 1.5. Wireless sensors, actuators, and wireless sensor networks
  • 1.6. Home automation, commercial & retail buildings, and industrial automation
  • 1.7. Consumer, military and aerospace applications
  • 1.8. Additional challenges and opportunities for thermoelectric devices
  • 1.9. Thermoelectric power generation at room temperature: Coming soon?


  • 2.1. The Seebeck and Peltier effects
  • 2.2. Manufacturing of thermoelectric generators
    • 2.2.1. Thermoelectric generator design considerations
  • 2.3. Thin film thermoelectric generators
  • 2.4. Material choices
  • 2.5. Organic thermoelectrics - PEDOT:PSS, not just a transparent conductor
  • 2.6. Bi-functional thermoelectric generator/ pre-cooler: DC power from aircraft bleed air


  • 3.1. Manufacturing of flexible thermoelectric generators
  • 3.2. AIST technology details


  • 4.1. Wireless sensing
    • 4.1.1. EverGen PowerStrap
    • 4.1.2. WiTemp
    • 4.1.3. GE Logimesh
    • 4.1.4. Wireless sensors and actuators
  • 4.2. Aerospace
  • 4.3. Implantable thermoelectrics
  • 4.4. Thermoelectrics in consumer electronics/wearables
    • 4.4.1. Matrix PowerWatch1
    • 4.4.2. Academic research on wearables
    • 4.4.3. Device size requirements in wearables
  • 4.5. Solar and thermoelectric energy harvesting in one device
    • 4.5.1. Thermoelectric energy harvesting in consumer electronics - discussion
    • 4.5.2. Thermoelectric energy harvesting in consumer electronics - power requirements
    • 4.5.3. Thermoelectric energy harvesting in consumer electronics - e-textile integration
  • 4.6. Thermoelectric energy harvesting in building & home automation
    • 4.6.1. The Sentinel
    • 4.6.2. PowerPot™ and Spark
    • 4.6.3. Home and commercial building automation - discussion
  • 4.7. Automotive applications
    • 4.7.1. BMW
    • 4.7.2. Ford
    • 4.7.3. Volkswagen
    • 4.7.4. Challenges of Thermoelectrics for Vehicles
    • 4.7.5. Peak in overall car sales then peak in electric car sales k globally
  • 4.8. Military
  • 4.9. Other industrial applications
  • 4.10. Alphabet Energy's e1thermoelectric generator
  • 4.11. Consumer applications and healthcare


  • 5.1. Ford
  • 5.2. Microsemi
  • 5.3. Rolls Royce
  • 5.4. TRW
  • 5.5. Volvo


  • 6.1. Alphabet Energy, Inc.
  • 6.2. e-thermogentech
  • 6.3. EVERREDtronics Ltd
  • 6.4. Ferrotec Corporation
  • 6.5. Gentherm
  • 6.6. Global Thermoelectric (now Gentherm)
  • 6.7. greenTEG
  • 6.8. Hi Z Technology, Inc
  • 6.9. KELK Ltd
  • 6.10. Laird/ Nextreme
  • 6.11. Marlow
  • 6.12. mc10
  • 6.13. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST)
  • 6.14. Novus
  • 6.15. O-Flexx
  • 6.16. OTEGO
  • 6.17. Perpetua
  • 6.18. RGS Development
  • 6.19. Romny Scientific
  • 6.20. Tellurex Corporation
  • 6.21. Termolife Energy Corporation
  • 6.22. Yamaha
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