Highly Efficient and Reliable SiC based Power Electronic Systems (HER-SiC)

Project Details

Description

In the development of the modern society one of the key factors is to save energy in order to be more independent of other resources. Two important approaches can be taken - one is to change behavior and thereby save energy - the second is to develop new technology which is able to improve the energy efficiency in different applications. One of the challenges is that the wasted energy amounts at about 50% in a typical electrical energy production chain, which is basically subdivided in 20% related to power electronic conversion stages and the remaining 30% to long distance transmission losses and other losses. Power electronic conversion systems based on Silicon Carbide (SiC) devices are by far the most promising technology for a large electrical energy efficiency increase and a power losses reduction by more than 50%. However, since quite some time SiC is on the verge of entering prime time but is dramatically inhibited by the new scientific challenges compared to Si based technology. This project aims to overcome the fundamental obstacles by pursuing novel approaches in packaging, reliability study, Electromagnetic Interface (EMI) modelling and design, and system level control and design. The outcome will enable the adoption of SiC based power electronic systems to achieve the breakthrough in energy efficiency improvement for renewable energy generation and energy saving industry applications. The project will leverage the expertise of a team of researchers from Aalborg University, Denmark, and the Harbin Institute of Technology, China, together with industry partners in Europe and China.
Short titleHER-SiC
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/12/201631/07/2020

Prizes

SPEC 2018 Best Papers Award

Mengxing Chen (Recipient), Huai Wang (Recipient), Frede Blåbjerg (Recipient), Xiongfei Wang (Recipient) & Donghua Pan (Recipient), 13 Dec 2018

Prize: Conference prizes

Research Output

  • 5 Article in proceeding

EMI Modeling of Three-Level Active Neutral-Point-Clamped SiC Inverter Under Different Modulation Schemes

Pan, D., Chen, M., Wang, X., Wang, H., Blaabjerg, F. & Wang, W., May 2019, ICPE 2019 - ECCE Asia - 10th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia. Busan, Korea (South): IEEE Press, p. 1781-1786 6 p. 8797291. (International Conference on Power Electronics).

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
  • Precise Inductor Current Ripple Distribution of Three-Level Active Neutral-Point-Clamped Inverter

    Pan, D., Chen, M., Wang, X., Wang, H., Blaabjerg, F. & Wang, W., May 2019, Proceedings of 2019 10th International Conference on Power Electronics and ECCE Asia (ICPE 2019 - ECCE Asia). Busan, Korea (South): IEEE Press, p. 1952-1959 8 p. 8796961. (International Conference on Power Electronics).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
    File
  • Reliability Assessment of Hybrid Capacitor Bank Using Electrolytic- and Film-Capacitors in Three-Level Neutral-Point-Clamped Inverters

    Chen, M., Wang, H., Wang, H., Blaabjerg, F., Wang, X. & Pan, D., Mar 2019, Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2019). USA: IEEE Press, p. 2826-2832 7 p. 8721934. (IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)