The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published the pre-release version of IEC 62830-2:2016 PRV pertains to “Semiconductor devices for energy harvesting and generation, thermo- power based thermoelectric energy harvesting”, and is now available on the IEC webstore.
Description: “This part  of IEC 62830 describes procedures and definitions for measuring the thermo power of thin films used in micro-scale thermoelectric energy generators, micro heaters and micro coolers. This part of IEC 62830 specifies the methods of tests and the characteristic parameters of the thermoelectric properties of wire, bulk and thin films which have a thickness of less than 5 µm and energy harvesting devices that have thermoelectric thin films, in order to accurately evaluate their performance and practical uses. This part of IEC 62830 is applicable to energy harvesting devices for consumer, general industries, military and aerospace applications without any limitations of device technology and size.
*Description from the IEC Webstore and IEC 62830-2:2016 Foreword.
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