Another transforming idea come from Panasonic is about converting thermal energy from hot water pipe into electricity for other purpose. A 10 cm thermoelectric tube will be able to generate 1.3Watt of electricity from hot running water of 90 degree Celsius.
Scaling up the thermoelectric tube, a 1 cubic meter power stations will be able to generate up to 10 kW!
Panasonic has yet officially announced about the correspondent product, but expect to hear more from Panasonic by the latest next year about the new aspiring alternative energy generation product.
Spas that offers hot pool of water will get more alternative energy out of their daily operation, and suppose Panasonic‘s thermoelectric tube also work for residential houses, especially in summer season when the water pipe is exposed to hot sun ray all day long, don’t you think so?