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Title: Opportunities for Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Electronics for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications
Date: October 21, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Opportunities for Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Electronics for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications" on Tuesday, October 21, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Numerous applications of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies could benefit from the development of next-generation power electronics based on wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor materials such as SiC and GaN. Examples include the development of reliable, efficient, compact, and cost-effective power electronics in power ranges up to ~200 KVA for applications ranging from fuel cell powered material handling equipment to fuel cell electric vehicles for the consumer and mass transit sectors, as well as the development of power electronics in the 1–50 MVA range to support large-scale grid integration of fuel cells and electrolyzers (e.g., for grid stabilization, coproduction of electricity, fuel, etc.) without the need for standard 50–60 Hz transformers. Representatives of Cree Inc., leading innovators in the WBG electronics industry, will be presenting an overview and roadmap of SiC power electronic technology, highlighting opportunities for product development responsive to the market pull of the hydrogen and fuel cell technology applications.
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