Cree and Kensai Demonstrate SiC 100 kVA Three-Phase Inverter
January 26, 2006...Cree Inc. and Kansai Electric Power demonstrated a 100 kVA silicon carbide-based three-phase inverter. According to Cree, the results are more than nine times higher output than the previous high for a SiC inverter of 12 kVA. As part of a collaborative eight-year effort, Cree reportedly fabricated the SiC components of the power devices and Kansai Electric constructed the SiC modules and inverter using the components The device has applications for efficient power conversion in hybrid electric vehicles, heat pumps, industrial motors, and electric vehicles. Additionally, solar photovoltaic, wind, or battery power transfer to the electric grid would require such a device.