A device and method provide for cooling of a system having an energy source, one or more devices that actively consume energy, and one or more devices that generate heat. The device may include one or more thermoelectric coolers ("TECs") in conductive engagement with at least one of the heat-generating devices, and an energy diverter for diverting at least a portion of the energy from the energy source that is not consumed by the active energy-consuming devices to the TECs.
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This invention was made with Government support under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-03NT41835 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in this invention.