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Heat Absorbing material

by gsobande
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gsobande
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Jul12-09, 08:32 PM
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I am wondering if there is a heat absorbing material that can absorb heat material at high rate , especially in summer and that heat can be converted to electricity for storage in my battery bank to light my LED lamps.
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bucher
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Jul12-09, 09:51 PM
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There are plenty of heat absorbing materials out there. But to your specific question, you can't convert heat directly to electricity. You need to use a Carnot Heat Engine type mechanism to do this.
russ_watters
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Jul12-09, 10:04 PM
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Well a peltier device will do it, but at very bad efficiency (like 4%).


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