Large-area implementation and critical evaluation of the material and fabrication aspects of a thin-film thermoelectric generator based on aluminum-doped zinc oxide

11 Oct 2019 Tappura Kirsi Juntunen Taneli Jaakkola Kaarle Ruoho Mikko Tittonen Ilkka Ritasalo Riina Pudas Marko

A large-area thermoelectric generator (TEG) utilizing a folded thin-film concept is implemented and the performance evaluated for near room temperature applications having modest temperature gradients (< 50 K). The TEGs with the area of ~0.33 m^2 are shown capable of powering a wireless sensor node of multiple sensors suitable e.g. for monitoring environmental variables in buildings... (read more)

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