Innovative low-cost thermo-electrics for renewable solar energy applications

InnovTEG is an EU FP7 project funded under the BSG-SME-2012 started 1st September 2012 and finishes 31st August 2014. The project is titled: "An innovative very low-cost thermo-electric technology for large-scale renewable solar energy applications" with objective to develop materials and integrated system for building focused solar collectors converting heat energy to electrical energy.

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One of the project outputs will benefit many other sectors with new disruptive cost materials implemented into devices for use in other applications. The project partners are part of an enabled supply chain motivated to introduce this technology into the marketplace.

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Consolidation technology can be based on standard volume manufacturing technologies using micro-scale powders and cost effective manufacturing with experienced partners in each field.

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The transpired solar collectors can be seen at the demonstration facility on Tata Steel's Shotton Works site- Tata's SBEC building (Sustainable Building Envelope Centre) showcases new technologies and provides practical long term testing, evaluation and comparison of new technologies.

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Mass scale manufacturing