The adoption of energy storage devices, whose reserve capacity can be used for balancing purposes, peak-load shaving or to shift loads, is increasingly widespread in energy distribution networks.
Two use cases are particularly important: their use in residential or commercial building to help reduce consumers’ electricity bills by reducing energy consumption from the grid during peak hours and to help avoid stability and voltage drop issues associated with the fast-charging schedules of the increasing number of electric vehicles (EV).
Interacting with the grid, the batteries and potentially with solar panels, the power converters at the heart of these systems must operate with high-efficiency and superior reliability over time.
Semiconductor technologies and products are key enablers to competitive designs and we have a range of products and solutions including silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFETs and diodes, HV super-junction MOSFETs and IGBTs, application-specific analog products (ASSP) – including and IGBT and MOSFET gate drivers – and STM32 microcontrollers that can help developers meet these challenges.
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