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Advances in Power Electronics
Volume 2012, Article ID 765619, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/765619
Research Article

SiC Devices for Renewable and High Performance Power Conversion Applications

Department of Electric Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 7491 Trondheim, Norway

Received 27 December 2011; Accepted 6 February 2012

Academic Editor: Henry S. H. Chung

Copyright © 2012 Ibrahim Abuishmais and Tore M. Undeland. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The unique properties of SiC devices enable substantial improvement of existing power conversion systems. SiC devices offer lower conduction and switching losses which increases converter efficiency. With high switching speed ability, employing SiC is expected to reduce weight and cost of conversion systems. This paper investigates the potential impact of SiC devices on renewable energy applications.