Evaluation Of Thermo-Electric Generators To Increase Transit Bus Fuel Economy

Secondary Author(s)

Brooker, R. Paul

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles; Transportation


This project demonstrates the effectiveness of a 1000-watt capable thermoelectric generator (TEG) on a diesel fueled transit bus. It examines the fuel savings potential of the TEG providing an alternative form of energy from engine exhaust waste heat. FSEC provided technical assistance and performed third party evaluation of the TEG performance data as it was recorded during transit routes (LYNX, Orlando, FL). This technology can provide a new way to reduce demand on an electric alternator or provide power for accessory devices and achieve reductions in fuel consumption and emissions on a transit bus.

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Local Subjects

Alternative Fuel Vehicles; Transportation


FSEC Energy Research Center® Collection

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