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Waste heat-powered thermoelectrics find investors

Phononic Devices and Alphabet Energy attract investment from VCs and the military for semiconductors that efficiently convert waste heat into electricity.

By Feb. 24, 2011


Power Felt could one day run iPod from body heat

Wake Forest researchers have developed a fabric of carbon nanotubes that potentially could generate power from a hot roof or be charged with body heat and used to power a phone.

By Feb. 23, 2012


Thermoelectric generator powered by sun's heat

MIT researchers and collaborators announce progress on a solar thermoelectric generator, a solid-state device that can make electricity from the sun's heat.

By May. 4, 2011


Nuclear 'space battery' bests solar in Curiosity Mars mission

The Mars mission will use an on-board nuclear generator to produce heat and, using thermoelectric devices, generate enough electricity to power the Curiosity robot for years.

By Nov. 22, 2011


Heat from car exhaust could improve mileage

GM and BMW plan to test devices that convert heat from a car's engine into usable electricity next year. Researchers are trying to develop more efficient materials.

By Aug. 11, 2008


GE, Idaho Labs turn waste heat into electricity

Here's one way to make industry more efficient: A small DOE research project seeks to convert megawatts of wasted energy into usable heat and electricity.

By Jun. 11, 2009


ARPA-E a litmus test for energy R&D agenda

The ARPA-E Summit opens today to tout potential game-changing clean energy technologies and convince Congress to further fund the program. Entrepreneurs say the program helps long-term projects.

By Mar. 1, 2011


Solar cooling outfit shows prototype, lands funding

Quiet angel investor Quercus Trust puts money into Promethean Power, which is combining solar power and thermoelectrics to make refrigerators for rural India.

By Sep. 26, 2008


Promethean Power uses the sun for cooling

A start-up is betting on a clever combination of technologies--solar panels and thermoelectronics--to turn clean electricity into refrigeration in developing countries.

By Aug. 7, 2008


Green news harvest: Clean energy oversold

Roundup: a mixed record on renewable-energy mandates, the denouement of the Tesla-Fisker legal tussle, and a collection of clean-tech sector predictions.

By Dec. 5, 2008