Wide Band Gap Semiconductors, Renewable Energies, Smart Grid, Motion Control, Power Supplies and Energy Storage will be major topics covered by the Power Electronics Forum at electronica.
The market is continuing its race towards a request for more power, and the industry, in general, is moving away from silicon in favor of semiconductor materials, which are more suitable for power. Wide Band Gap Semiconductors can accommodate these increasing demands by permitting better performance than today’s silicon.
Intelligent energy storage combined with IoT technology offers feasibility and utility of integrating renewable energy with energy storage. This combination with IoT will create additional advantages through intelligent energy storage to facilitate the integration of energy storage and renewables as well. Most energy storage systems rely on battery technologies. But for short-term storage, new technologies like supercapacitors are on the horizon.
Smart grids utilize smart technologies for distribution automation, smart metering & transmission upgrades, substation automation and IT to stabilize the grid along with accurate power control and to deliver maximum power.