|Title||Fuel-flexible thermal power generator for electric loads|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Uttam Ghoshal, Ayan Guha, Key Kolle, Himanshu Pokharna, Ravi S Prasher, Ankita Ghoshal|
An apparatus and method configured to provide electric power from a thermal source. The apparatus may include a thermoelectric generator and a heat source. The apparatus may include a fuel source. The heat source may be combustive or non-combustive. The apparatus may also include a thermal battery. The heat source may be configured to combust a hydrocarbon fuel to generated heat. The apparatus may include one or more thermal diodes and/or a heat sink to remove waste heat. The method may include converting thermal energy into electrical energy using the apparatus. The method may also include powering a light or other electrical load using the apparatus. The present disclosure includes a method for manufacturing the apparatus.