TransFlexTeg: Large area transparent thin film thermoelectric devices for smart window and flexible applications

Mazhar Bari, Joana Loureiro, Marko Pudas, Kirsi Tappura, Kaarle Jaakkola, Mikko Ruoho, Ilkka Tittonen, Sebastian Volz, Chiara Pavan, Katiuscia Costabello, Dirk Bollen, Mike Haslam, Isabel Ferreira

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    The main objective of TransFlexTeg is to develop an innovative large area distributed sensor network integrating transparent thin film thermoelectric devices and sensors for multifunctional smart windows and flexible high impact volume applications. Different breakthrough concepts will be developed: 1) large area high performance transparent thermoelectric thin films deposited on flexible substrates for thermal energy harvesting; 2) low cost high throughput thin film thermal sensors for thermal mapping and gesture sensing; 3) flexible smart windows and walls with energy harvesting, environmental sensing and wireless communication functionalities. This technology aims to demonstrate the functionalities of a smart window able to measure air quality and environmental parameters such as temperature, sun radiation and humidity. The data is automatically collected and can be utilized for controlling heating, cooling and ventilation systems of indoors. Active radio interface enables long range communication and long term data collection with WiFi or a similar base station. The proposed concept of smart windows replaces several conventional sensors with a distributed sensor network that is integrated invisibly into windows. In addition to the power generated from the thermal energy harvesting, the thermoelectric elements (TE) are also used as temperature sensors that, while being distributed over large area, enable thermal mapping of the area instead of just one or a few values measured from particular points. This smart window can be produced on glass. The active layer itself can be flexible glass layer or polymer sheet, which will significantly broaden the field of applications and improve business opportunities. Both can be manufactured in batch, or in Roll to Roll Atomic Layer Deposition (R2R ALD) process. High environmental impact is expected with savings of more than 25% of the electrical usage of residential homes and office buildings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages19-19
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event14th European Conference on Thermoelectrics, ECT 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 20 Sep 201623 Sep 2016

    Conference

    Conference14th European Conference on Thermoelectrics, ECT 2016
    Abbreviated titleECT 2016
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period20/09/1623/09/16

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    Energy harvesting
    Thermal energy
    Thin films
    Sensor networks
    Sensors
    Glass
    Atomic layer deposition
    Office buildings
    Communication
    Temperature sensors
    Air quality
    Base stations
    Sun
    Ventilation
    Environmental impact
    Atmospheric humidity
    Throughput
    Cooling
    Radiation
    Heating

    Keywords

    • thin-film thermoelectric devices
    • large area

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    Bari, M., Loureiro, J., Pudas, M., Tappura, K., Jaakkola, K., Ruoho, M., ... Ferreira, I. (2016). TransFlexTeg: Large area transparent thin film thermoelectric devices for smart window and flexible applications. 19-19. Abstract from 14th European Conference on Thermoelectrics, ECT 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.
    Bari, Mazhar ; Loureiro, Joana ; Pudas, Marko ; Tappura, Kirsi ; Jaakkola, Kaarle ; Ruoho, Mikko ; Tittonen, Ilkka ; Volz, Sebastian ; Pavan, Chiara ; Costabello, Katiuscia ; Bollen, Dirk ; Haslam, Mike ; Ferreira, Isabel. / TransFlexTeg : Large area transparent thin film thermoelectric devices for smart window and flexible applications. Abstract from 14th European Conference on Thermoelectrics, ECT 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.
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    Bari M, Loureiro J, Pudas M, Tappura K, Jaakkola K, Ruoho M et al. TransFlexTeg: Large area transparent thin film thermoelectric devices for smart window and flexible applications. 2016. Abstract from 14th European Conference on Thermoelectrics, ECT 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.