Large-scale PV power plants in the gigawatt range form a central pillar in the global energy supply of tomorrow. Technological innovations can help further reduce the costs for solar power generation in these power plants and also increase the export strength of the German PV industry in this fast-growing sector.
Given this background, the project partners will research the use of new semiconductor components and low-inductance power modules over the next three years and develop special solutions for high-efficiency, cost-effective central inverters in the megawatt range. In addition to cost reduction, the project will also focus on improving the special application requirements of photovoltaics in terms of functionality, efficiency and service life.
A second application area for this new technological approach is medical technology. Here, the focus will be placed on the high-frequency path and the development of ultra compact medical inverters. Particularly with regard to CT scans, optimal solutions can be implemented for use in the high power ranges for X-ray imaging.