A novel printing process for TEGs in wireless sensors to monitor district heat pipes
The Prestege project is the development of a cost effective, innovative printing process for the manufacture of energy harvesting thermoelectric generators (TEGs). The TEGs that are produced will be integrated into advanced, energy efficient wireless sensor networks for the monitoring of district heat pipes.
The Prestege project will deliver a device that will harvest 3mW to recharge a lithium battery, increasing it's lifetime to over 10 years (current Li ion battery technology in this application has a lifetime of 6-24 months).
Additionally, district heating providers would like to be able to monitor in real time the demand for hot water. The inspection wells that are distributed every 150 metres are ideal locations to position the sensors, enabling the measurement of water height, temperature and flow rate.
Project end date
- To develop a device that will harvest 3 mW to recharge a lithium battery
- To allow district heating providers to monitor in real time, the demand for hot water
- Create jobs within the SME partners
- Reduce the need to consume fossil fuels by developing a device that can re-charge itself
Please check back for the results soon!
For more information, please visit: prestege.eu