Design and Implementation of a New Thermoelectric-Photovoltaic Hybrid Energy System for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Abstract:In this article, a new thermoelectric-photovoltaic hybrid energy system is proposed for hybrid electric vehicles. The key is to newly develop the multiple-input single-ended primary inductor converter to simultaneously regulate the thermoelectric and photovoltaic generators in such a way that the total output power can be maximized. Both design and implementation of the proposed system are discussed. Experimental results are given to verify the whole system.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Publication date: April 1, 2011