1. Adoption of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors
One of the most significant trends in power electronics has been the increasing adoption of wide bandgap semiconductors, such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN). These materials offer superior performance compared to traditional silicon-based semiconductors, including higher efficiency, lower switching losses, and improved thermal conductivity.
2. Advances in Power Conversion Technologies
Power conversion technologies have also undergone notable advancements since 2017. The development of advanced topologies, such as multi-level converters and resonant converters, has enabled higher power densities, improved reliability, and enhanced performance. These innovations have found applications in various industries, including renewable energy, electric vehicles, and telecommunications.
3. Integration of Smart Grid Technologies
The integration of power electronics with smart grid technologies has revolutionized the energy sector. By enabling bidirectional power flow and real-time communication between power sources and loads, smart grid technologies have improved grid stability, efficiency, and reliability. Additionally, the integration of renewable energy sources has been made easier with the advancements in power electronics.
The evolution of power electronics since INTELEC® 2017 has been characterized by the adoption of wide bandgap semiconductors, advancements in power conversion technologies, and the integration of smart grid technologies. These developments have paved the way for increased efficiency, improved performance, and enhanced reliability in various applications.
Q: How have wide bandgap semiconductors improved power electronics?
A: Wide bandgap semiconductors, such as SiC and GaN, offer higher efficiency, lower switching losses, and improved thermal conductivity, enhancing the overall performance of power electronics systems.
Q: What are the key benefits of integrating power electronics with smart grid technologies?
A: The integration of power electronics with smart grid technologies enables bidirectional power flow, real-time communication, and improved grid stability, efficiency, and reliability.
Q: What industries have benefitted from the advancements in power conversion technologies?
A: Power conversion technologies have found applications in various industries, including renewable energy, electric vehicles, and telecommunications, among others.
- Key Dates
- Close of earlybird 18 August 2017
- Final Paper Submission18 August 2017
- Accommodation booking deadline18 September 2017
- 9am - Tutorials and Welcome reception 22 October 2017
- Main stream conference 23 - 26 October 2017
- Conference closes at 4:30pm26 October 2017
- INTELEC© 201722-26 October 2017