Santa Clara University


Hohyun Lee

Hohyun Lee (Mechanical Engineering) has received a grant of $94,982 from San Diego State University Research Foundation.Hohyun-Lee

"Solar Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting for Residential Scale Combined Heat and Electricity"

The objective of this project  is to provide heat and electricity to a single-family home from  concentrated solar energy using thermoelectric modules.Although solar  thermal energy can generate both electricity and heat, application has  been limited to utility-scale power generation due to expensive parts  and high installation costs.This work will develop and examine the  feasibility of a combined thermoelectric and heat system that exploits a  low-profile economic solar tracker.