The power converters used in these systems are becoming increasingly complex. In addtion to converting the energy available from the renewable source into AC power these systems provide several additional functions such as leveling out peaks in electricity use (peak shaving), shifting loads and providing emergency backup and frequency regulation to ensure grid stability and power quality.
Energy storage battery systems are often combined with renewable energy sources to smooth out varying and intermittent loads. Monitoring the system and providing communication with computer networks is also very important. As a result, companies must design and build smarter more efficient inverters that rely on advanced semiconductor components such as SiC and GaN transistors.
Your key take-aways from this webinar:
- A look at major trends of energy generation applications driven by new systems embedding battery storage
- An overview of ST’s comprehensive portfolio covering all the main functions used in these systems
- A particular focus on ST's new GaN transistors, GaN drivers and SiC power modules
- Insights on ST's new technologies and products and their capabilities