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Uyu Wahyudin
universitas islam al ihya kuningan
Cecep Nana Nasuha
universitas islam al ihya kuningan
Asep Miftahul Anwar
prodi teknik mesin

The majority of power facilities in Indonesia continue to rely on fossil fuels as their primary source of energy. Nevertheless, as a step toward the implementation of renewable energy, Peltier devices can be utilized as heat-powered electric generators. The objective of this study is to assess the performance and efficacy of Peltier devices as thermoelectric power generators. On a 20 x 30 cm aluminum plate, 10 Peltier modules of type TEC1-12706 were arranged in series for this investigation. Two distinct tests, employing solar heat energy and heat energy from a vacuum separator, were conducted. Using Peltier devices with a vacuum separator resulted in a greater output, namely 0.3818 Watt at a temperature of 60 C, than using solar heat energy, which generated 0.0223 Watt at a temperature of 37 C. The efficiency of solar-powered Peltier devices was determined to be 0.24 percent, while the efficiency of a vacuum separator was 0.62 percent. However, the efficiency of Peltier devices is still insufficient for them to serve as a primary source of electricity generation.

Keywords: Peltier, Electric Generators, Thermoelectrics, Efficiency