Alphabet Energy introduced the world’s most powerful thermoelectric generator, which captures exhaust heat and converts it into electricity.
The company’s first product, called the E1, attaches to an exhaust stack and uses Alphabet’s patented thermoelectric materials to convert waste heat into electricity. Thermoelectrics use a temperature differential to generate electricity in the solid state. This product introduction is the first for the company, which was founded in 2009 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The E1 generates up to 25 kWe per 1,000 kWe engine, saving 52,500 liters of diesel fuel per year, per engine. Alphabet Energy has already taken multiple orders for the E1, which has gone through extensive customer testing in the field.