What is NexTec
NexTec is the acronym for the project "Next Generation Nano-engineered Thermoelectric Converters – from concept to industrial validation". It is funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) since July 2011.
Thermoelectric (TE) devices can play a very important role in efficient energy harvesting, and recovery. TE devices are ‘fuel-free’ solid-state devices with no moving parts and therefore are extremely reliable. TEs can harvest residual low-grade energy which otherwise is wasted.