But at NRGLab, the scientists and engineers came up with a device which is more than just a thermoelectric device.The Semiconductor Thermogenerator (also know as SH-boxes) produced by NRGLab uses 12 primary components which comprises of rare-earth metals, metal oxides and industrial diamonds. Each SH-box contains 100 plates ( part of the Thermogenerator) which are made up of aluminium pods fitted with poly-crystals components in the right proportions for the generation of electricity. Poly-crystals are aggregates of many crystals which are produced from a piece of silicon. They are function by processing the environmental heat to generate electricity. It function similarly to solar cells which absorbs sunlight and convert it to electricity.
Since all these components are inexpensive, the manufacturing plants producing these generators could operate at a relatively lower cost. With this low-cost and environmentally-friendly power source, do we still need to tap on our oil reserves to power our country? Think again.
Singapore could one day be powered by “batteries”( or SH-boxes) that could last for about 20 years. Maybe I could purchase the SH-boxes as a gift to my Mum as a Christmas present once these devices are made available for sale in Singapore.
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NRGLab is a green technology company based in Singapore.