In its latest report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that any further increase of global temperatures aggravates climate-related risks like species losses, extreme heat and humidity with significant consequences for human health, or negative impacts on food production and water availability; the projected negative outcomes escalate with higher … [Read more...] about Energy Efficiency is Not Enough!
In this article we look at how we can most efficiently “Electrify our World” to reduce emissions and meet net-zero goals by using wide bandgap semiconductors. Based on third party verified life-cycle analysis and sustainability reporting, this article will show how GaN and SiC enable not only CO2 reductions through in-use efficiency but can also support reduced emissions … [Read more...] about Wide Bandgap Power to Electrify Our World for a Sustainable Future
Power electronics and battery energy storage are the key enabling technologies for high-efficiency energy conversions to realize green transition. With an increasing demand for electrification, renewable energy integration, and energy saving, more and more power electronics and batteries are being utilized. Consequently, their impact on the environment becomes of great concern, … [Read more...] about Sustainability of Power Electronics and Batteries: A Circular Economy Approach
The progress made in wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors has resulted in rapid miniaturization and increased efficiency of power converters. However, the improvements in magnetic components, such as inductors and transformers, have not kept pace with these advancements  ,  ,  . Although advances in WBG devices, novel topologies, control schemes, and hardware fabrications … [Read more...] about Unveiling the Microworld Inside Magnetic Materials via Circuit Models
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Energy Star Task Force (ESTF), comprised of engineers from major cellphone and consumer electronics manufacturers, test houses, and others, developed a proposed efficiency-test protocol for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), intended to rank Qi wireless power transmitters on the basis of power-transfer efficiency. Key to this … [Read more...] about Ranking Qi Wireless Power Transmitters by Efficiency