Waste Heat Recovery at LYNX

Waste Heat Recovery at LYNX

CTE is partnering with Hi-Z, International Trade Bridge, Energy Florida, and LYNX Transit in Orlando, Florida to develop and demonstrate a thermoelectric generator that will be used to provide supplemental power and reduce the amount of power required from the alternator during operation. Florida Solar Energy Center will conduct a third party evaluation during demonstration to assess the quality and efficiency of the thermoelectric generator. The project will apply this technology initially developed for spacecraft in and transition this work to transit systems with a waste heat recovery system that is expected to generate 1000W of 24V power to support bus systems, utilizing energy that will otherwise literally be sent out the tail pipe. Earlier versions of the proposed system have been demonstrated on automotive, military vehicle and diesel truck uses.

Project Manager

Erik Bigelow

Funding Source

DOT

Geographic Location

Southeast

Technology Focus

ICE