THE BENEFITS OF 3C-SiC
IN POWER SYSTEMS

Introducing 3C-SiC devices into power systems addresses
the challenges faced in a range of markets

Renewables

PHOTOVOLTAICS

Many systems already use SiC diodes to improve efficiency.

Using 3C-SiC diodes built on silicon substrates would reduce cost.

3C-SiC Consumer Products

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS POWER CONVERSION

Currently dominated by silicon.

Replacing with 3C-SiC would increase efficiency, reduce cost and component count.

UPSs for data centres

UPSs

Using 3C-SiC would reduce power consumption as well as cost and size by increasing efficiency and reducing component count and cooling requirements.

Industrial Motors

MOTORS

Using 3C-SiC would enable improved power density and higher operating temperatures, increasing efficiency and reducing size, weight and cost.

Systems are also less noisy and need reduced EMC shielding.

HEVs

HEVs

Using 3C-SiC would significantly reduce the size and weight of the power electronics through reduced need for cooling.

Calculations show introduction of SiC could reduce fuel consumption by as much as 10%.

Power Grid

POWER

Using 3C-SiC would enable faster more efficient switching as well as more effective use of current cabling infrastructure.