The field of thermoelectricity began in 1822 with the discovery of the thermoelectric effect by Thomas Seebeck. Seebeck found that when the junctions of two dissimilar materials are held at different temperatures (ΔT), a voltage (V) is generated that is proportional to ΔT. The proportionality constant is the Seebeck coefficient or thermo power: α = −ΔV/ΔT. When the circuit is closed, this couple allows for direct conversion of thermal energy (heat) to electrical energy.
Thermoelectric power generation is one of the current interests in clean energy research. Thermoelectric power generation technology has been widely used for many years power generation, heating and cooling applications.
Research in the area of thermoelectric power generation assists in identifying the best fields for implementation of this technology and finally Seelko is ready to bring into the market the first thermoelectric solution for mass production.