Energy Harnessing System using Thermoelectric Generator with Radiation Concentrator and Solar Tracker
Mark Anthony A. Castro1, Jerwin F. Deysolong2, Anthony S. Tolentino3
1Mark Anthony A. Castro*, ECE Department, Don Honorio Ventura State University, Cabambangan Bacolor Pampanga.
2Jerwin F. Deysolong*, ECE Department, Don Honorio Ventura State University, Cabambangan Bacolor Pampanga.
3Anthony S. Tolentino*, ECE Department, Don Honorio Ventura State University, Cabambangan Bacolor Pampanga.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 4391-4397 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B2659129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B2659.129219
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Abstract: Harnessing systems gather the attention of many researchers today as the energy demand increase with an escalating price of fuel. Studies about renewable resources are kept being pursued by different countries to aid the deficiency of main power producers in their respective locality. Thermoelectric generators, which utilize the Seebeck effect to convert heat into usable electric energy, is the main focus of this study. It has been added with a radiation concentrator and solar tracker to maximize the heat accumulation for larger temperature difference which results to a great amount of stored energy. The energy coming from the sun is focused and concentrated using a Fresnel lens to optimize the heat and increase the output of the thermoelectric generator. The energy is then inserted in a charge controller to have a constant dc voltage output. The output voltage now will be utilized by low powered and devices and has a backup battery storage for the energy.
Keywords: Energy harnessing, solar tracker, charge controller, green engineering, thermoelectric energy, seebeck effect.