# Harvest thermal energy

physior
hello

is there a good article or reference to outline the available methods to harvest ambient or solid thermal energy and their efficiency and limitations?

thanks!

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hello

is there a good article or reference to outline the available methods to harvest ambient or solid thermal energy and their efficiency and limitations?

thanks!
Look up "thermoelectric materials".

Also look at what you can find on the DOE website. I recall DOE being interested in projects with molten salts as thermal storage materials.

physior
what's the DOE website?

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what's the DOE website?
doe.gov -- Department of Energy (Department of Energy)

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