Thermoelectricity

-Each research assignment may be presented either in a paper, a power point or a movie but must include at least 2 pages of original typed text.  In addition, you must correctly cite at least 3 reliable sources in MLA format and include a works cited page.  For help with MLA format consult Mr. Renau or reference easybib.com

 

   Heat Engines

-As we have learned, engines use heat energy to create kinetic energy that can be used to generate electricity.  The most common heat engines involve combustion: steam engines, gas engines and diesel engines.  However, there are ways of generating electricity from heat that do not require burning fuel.  These include geothermal electricity, the stirling engines and seekbeck generators.  Research ways that these technologies are able to use heat (either from the sun, from below the earth’s surface or from waste heat generated by engines) to generate technology.

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