Thermoelectric Modules Turn Waste Heat into Power
Scalable for a variety of applications, they can convert almost any industrial source of exhaust heat into electricity
HAYWARD, Calif. — Alphabet Energy, a supplier of thermoelectrics for waste heat recovery, has announced the availability of its PowerModule™ as a standalone product. Now, any energy-intensive industry can custom design solutions to fit its unique needs and convert exhaust heat into electricity.
The Alphabet Energy PowerModule is a solid-state, liquid-cooled electrical generator that converts exhaust heat into electricity using Alphabet Energy’s proprietary PowerBlocks™ thermoelectric materials. Tested in Alphabet Energy’s first product, the E1™ Thermoelectric Generator (there are 32 PowerModules in an E1), the PowerModule directly accepts exhaust heat with a temperature ranging from 350-600°C and transforms it into DC electricity, delivering up to 850 watts of power.
As the E1 continues to show its value to customers in manufacturing and other industries by delivering energy savings and operational efficiencies, Alphabet Energy said the PowerModule has gained market traction on its own.
“It has long been our goal to be known as the ‘Intel Inside,’ or in our case, the ‘Alphabet Inside’ of waste heat recovery,” said Dr. Matthew Scullin, founder and CEO, Alphabet Energy. “The scalable nature of the PowerModule enables both energy and design efficiency, bringing the benefits of waste heat recovery to even more markets. Now, almost any owner of exhaust heat can generate valuable electricity.”
According to TechNavio, 20 to 50 percent of global industrial energy is wasted as heat. In the United States alone there is the potential to convert waste heat from over 2,900 industrial sites into 14,594 MW of power.
For more information, visit www.alphabetenergy.com.
Publication date: 7/13/2015