Energy 'Scavenger' Turns Devices' Waste Heat Into Electricity

Energy 'Scavenger' Turns Devices' Waste Heat Into Electricity
GE Profile Smart 4-Door Refrigerator that Will Now be Manufactured at GE Appliance Park as Part of a $62 Million Investment (Photo: GE Appliances, a Haier company)

Refrigerators, boilers, and even lightbulbs continually dump heat into their surroundings. This “waste heat” could—in theory—be turned into electricity, as it is sometimes done with power plants, automobile engines, and other high-heat sources. The problem: These “low-grade” sources give off too little heat for current technology to do the conversion well.

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