When handling large currents and high voltages the limitations of standard materials become apparent. SiC devices lead to significantly reduced losses and system-level savings. Furthermore SiC devices remain functional at much higher temperatures, which simplify cooling and also make it possible to place the devices close to engines. These factors are critical in order to make fuel-saving hybrid cars and purely battery or fuel cell powered electric vehicles (EVs) ubiquitous. In other areas SiC devices will be used to reduce the energy consumption of Industrial drives, domestic appliances and for reducing power conversion and transmission losses like in the efficient generation of renewable energies and the energy transport to consumers.

 

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