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Clean power from waste heat

Siemens has developed a technology to use waste heat, which previously had gone unused, to generate electricity. The solution employs silicone oils, which have a lower enthalpy of vaporization than water, and is needed because ...

dateJun 05, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Getting more electricity out of solar cells

(Phys.org) —When sunlight shines on today's solar cells, much of the incoming energy is given off as waste heat rather than electrical current. In a few materials, however, extra energy produces extra electrons—behavior ...

dateMay 07, 2014 in Materials Science
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Using the potential of waste heat

Siemens researchers analyze how different components of the future energy system can be combined in an optimized way. In its latest issue the research magazine "Pictures of the Future" reports about the chances of this multi ...

dateDec 09, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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