Development of a motor waste heat power generation system based on thermoelectric generators

Li Siyang, Kwok Ho Lam, K. W.E. Cheng

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The development of the thermoelectric (TE) power generation is rapidly conducted as well as the application areas are increasingly. Its principle is based on the Seebeck effect that uses the temperature difference between the hot side and cool side of the thermoelectric generator (TEG) to convert thermal energy to electrical energy. A new design proposed here is to convert the waste heat from a motor of electric vehicle (EV) to the electrical energy by the TEGs. Furthermore, the electrical energy generated could be supplied to the LED lights of the EV or to charge the supercapacitor or the battery. All the system has been described in detail. The TEG technology, its advantage and disadvantage are reported. The electrical and control model of the TEG have also been proposed. The design and experimental results are shown in the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Symposium on Electrical Engineering, ISEE 2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781509058839
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2017
Event2016 International Symposium on Electrical Engineering, ISEE 2016 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 14 Dec 2016 → …


Conference2016 International Symposium on Electrical Engineering, ISEE 2016
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14/12/16 → …


  • Electric vehicle
  • Energy conversion
  • EV
  • Motor
  • TEG
  • Thermal energy
  • Thermoelectric generators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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