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The New Thermoelectric Generator For Solar and Drones

March 14, 2024
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Thermoelectric generators are not a new concept. But the recent launch of an innovative device might be a potential breakthrough for both solar energy and drones.

What’s happening:

  • PyroDelta Energy has unveiled a new thermoelectric generator that utilizes high purity tellurium
  • First Tellurium (CSE: FTEL) owns a majority stake of PyroDelta Energy and plans to supply the tellurium necessary to begin full scale production of the thermoelectric generator

Why it matters:

  • Tellurium is highly important input for the energy transition and was recently declared a critical mineral by Australia
  • Combining thermoelectric with solar energy could potentially unlock breakthroughs in extending the range of solar panel deployment, reducing the amount of required battery storage on solar farms and dealing with periods of low sunlight

By the numbers:

  • The new device from PyroDelta weighs just 2.5 ounces
  • The total size of PyroDelta’s thermoelectric generator is approximately 2 inches by 4 inches

Going deeper:

  • Another potential application for PyroDelta’s new generator could be extending the battery life of drones, largely due its small size and ability to be easily integrated into existing hardware

The intrigue:

  • PyroDelta’s new thermoelectric generator can withstand extremely high temperatures and even generate power from ice

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