Webinar: Plotting the Tipping Point for Emerging Power Electronics
April 10, 2012
While renewable generation like solar and wind get all the press, there’s a huge opportunity in energy efficiency – and power electronics in particular. Power electronics provide efficient, intelligent, and optimal control of electricity in applications from consumer electronics to electric motors to renewables on the grid. They’re growing in importance both because of an increasing drive for energy efficiency and because of a resurgence in innovation in power electronic components, including materials innovations such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN). To forecast adoption of emerging power electronics technologies, Lux researchers calculated the payback period for SiC and GaN devices and calculated market shares based on required payback period for each application, as well as delaying or accelerating factors that reflect industry conservatism, design cycles, timing for capacity build-outs, and other industry drivers.
This webinar will focus on:
An overview of the power electronics landscape and market opportunity
Four key industries segments where emerging power electronics can have the biggest impact – buildings and industrial, electronics and IT, renewables and grid storage, and transportation
Inflection points for uptake of innovative materials like silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN)