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High performance and thermal stress analysis of a segmented annular thermoelectric generator (2019)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Ma, X., Akhlaghi, Y. G., & Ayodele, E. (2019). High performance and thermal stress analysis of a segmented annular thermoelectric generator. Energy Conversion and Management, 184, 180-193. doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2019.01.064

Annular thermoelectric generators can eliminate the thermal contact resistance formed due to geometry mismatch when flat-plate thermoelectric generators are used with round shaped heat source or heat sink. Therefore, in this study, the numerical simu... Read More

Comparative analysis of thermoelectric elements optimum geometry between photovoltaic-thermoelectric and solar thermoelectric (2019)
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Li, G., Shittu, S., Ma, X., & Zhao, X. (2019). Comparative analysis of thermoelectric elements optimum geometry between photovoltaic-thermoelectric and solar thermoelectric. Energy, 171, 599-610. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2019.01.057

The optimization of the thermoelectric (TE) device geometry is one of the significant ways to improve its efficiency and power output. However, the complex relationship between the Photovoltaic and the thermoelectric device necessitates the need for... Read More

Series of detail comparison and optimization of thermoelectric element geometry considering the PV effect (2018)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., & Ma, X. (2019). Series of detail comparison and optimization of thermoelectric element geometry considering the PV effect. Renewable energy, 130, 930-942. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2018.07.002

This study investigates the optimum geometry for maximum efficiency of a hybrid PV-TE uni-couple using Finite Element Method. COMSOL Multiphysics is used to solve the 3-Dimensional heat transfer equations considering thermoelectric materials with tem... Read More

Performance analysis and discussion on the thermoelectric element footprint for PV–TE maximum power generation (2018)
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Li, G., Zhao, X., Jin, Y., Chen, X., Ji, J., & Shittu, S. (2018). Performance analysis and discussion on the thermoelectric element footprint for PV–TE maximum power generation. Journal of electronic materials, 47(9), 5344-5351. doi:10.1007/s11664-018-6421-4

Geometrical optimisation is a valuable way to improve the efficiency of a thermoelectric element (TE). In a hybrid photovoltaic-thermoelectric (PV-TE) system, the photovoltaic (PV) and thermoelectric (TE) components have a relatively complex relation... Read More

A review of solar photovoltaic-thermoelectric hybrid system for electricity generation (2018)
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Li, G., Shittu, S., Diallo, T. M., Yu, M., Zhao, X., & Ji, J. (2018). A review of solar photovoltaic-thermoelectric hybrid system for electricity generation. Energy, 158, 41-58. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2018.06.021

Solar energy application in a wider spectrum has the potential for high efficiency energy conversion. However, solar cells can only absorb photon energy of the solar spectrum near the solar cell band-gap energy, and the remaining energy will be conve... Read More

Inconsistent phenomenon of thermoelectric load resistance for photovoltaic–thermoelectric module (2018)
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Li, G., Zhou, K., Song, Z., Zhao, X., & Ji, J. (2018). Inconsistent phenomenon of thermoelectric load resistance for photovoltaic–thermoelectric module. Energy Conversion and Management, 161, (155-161). doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2018.01.079. ISSN 0196-8904

Combing PV with Thermoelectric (TE) would be dominant because it can employ the solar fully spectrum to produce electricity. But the TE efficiency is significantly lower than PV efficiency and the coupling effect between them will limit the performan... Read More

Conceptual development of a novel photovoltaic-thermoelectric system and preliminary economic analysis (2016)
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Li, G., Zhao, X., & Ji, J. (2016). Conceptual development of a novel photovoltaic-thermoelectric system and preliminary economic analysis. Energy Conversion and Management, 126, (935-943). doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2016.08.074. ISSN 0196-8904

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd Photovoltaic-thermoelectric (PV-TE) hybrid system is one typical electrical production based on the solar wide-band spectral absorption. However the PV-TE system appears to be economically unfeasible owing to the significantly hig... Read More