Talk:Alkali-metal thermal to electric converter

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Unit[edit]

What unit is kWe?
Apis (talk) 07:57, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Kilowatt of electrical energy. Watt#Electrical_and_thermal --Apoc2400 (talk) 15:10, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
Maybe it would be better to write kW (electrical) instead? I don't know how common this use of We is, but I haven't seen it before, it apears to be a technical term used in the electric power industry.
Apis (talk) 12:57, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Diagram[edit]

Adding a diagram to the article would be nice.

Check that the links to the papers work for people outside NASA.

As well as small converters for powering the sensors satellites need big converters to power electric thrusters. A good technology scales.

Many industrial processes use high temperatures that then have to cool the material whilst using electricity to power pumps and say hammers. This technology may spinoff.

In the home and business markets solar/waste-heat powered cooling fans are always fun to watch. Andrew Swallow (talk) 10:48, 22 March 2009 (UTC)