posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 08:32 PM
Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
Pretty self explanatory, so not much to add, but could this be a game changer? Obviously there has to be a source of hot water, but one can do that
with a simple fire, so I hope this tech can be used in a low tech fashion at some point, for less developed areas.
It's not that it requires hot water. The biggie here is that it's fairly efficient with a very small temperature differential, which isn't
generally the case. I see it as being a big plus for solar thermal power generation, or low level cogen.
There have been many other similar devices, I had hoped for years the quantum interference modules would have been productized, and it looks like
they're making progress, but I don't think they're available commercially yet. We did use "cool chips" in a military design but they were
handbuilt for that one assembly and quirky as all get out.