Solid-fuel Stove

Stoves are used in developing countries, remote locations, and for low-cost space heating. The possibility of also using the stove heat to heat water and produce electricity represents an added benefit thus effectively creating a combined heat and power (CHP) system. We have modified a solid-fuel stove to concurrently charge a lead-acid battery with an average of 27 W and transfer heat to water for heating or household use.
We used the KM2 MPPT converters to drive the TEGs efficiently.

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Schematic diagram of the stove TEG CHP system
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