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Dec. 12, 2014. This is not a blog but a link to one of the few good articles about automated wood stoves. It remains essential reading for students of clean wood stove design.

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In 2007, Bill McGrath made a homemade pellet boiler that heated his home for 9 years and it produced its own electricity so it continued to work in rural Vermont when the power went down. Bill now helps others use thermoelectrics in a variety of ways including some of the teams in the 2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge.

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July 30, 2017: A reposted blog describing an early effort to build a thermoelectric wood stove.

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July 11, 2017 - A thermoelectric wood stove could help reduce the size and cost of solar PV systems in northern climates that have limited sunlight in winter.

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June 14, 2017 - A personal narrative of making electricity from a wood stove to back up solar panels on a home far from the grid, by Margy Lutz.

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June 5, 2017 - How wood stoves could help solar panels and home battery systems be more cost effective in northern areas, by Ken Adler.

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Oct. 25, 2016 - There are now half a dozen wood stoves that are fully automated and their benefits are slowly becoming recognized by air quality regulators and others.  The trend is moving faster in Europe.  By John Ackerly.

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Dec. 9, 2014 - The second Wood Stove Design Challenge in 2014 also focused on automation, by David Brooks of the Nashua Telegraph.

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