Silicon Carbide for
Energy Storage

Energy storage systems, including battery energy storage systems (BESS), are increasingly using Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs in their power electronics due to the numerous advantages these devices offer. SiC MOSFETs are well-suited for energy storage applications as they can enhance the efficiency, power density, and overall performance of the system.

Using SiC MOSFETs in energy storage systems can lead to more efficient, compact, and reliable solutions. These benefits make SiC MOSFETs from SemiQ a great choice for modern energy applications such as grid-scale storage, renewable integration, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and electric vehicle charging stations. As SiC technology continues to evolve and become more accessible, its adoption in storage systems is expected to increase, further enhancing the performance and efficiency.

Benefits of SemiQ SiC MOSFETs in Energy Storage

Higher Efficiency

SiC MOSFETs have lower losses than competitors, leading to higher efficiency in energy storage systems with reduced energy losses during charging and discharging.

Fast Switching Speeds

SemiQ SiC MOSFETs switch on and off rapidly, making them advantageous for high-frequency switching applications by reducing losses and improving system performance.

High Power Density

SemiQ SiC MOSFETs allow for higher power density in energy storage systems due to lower losses and higher switching frequencies. This makes them a great choice for applications with limited space as they can store and discharge more energy from a smaller area.

Temperature Handling

SemiQ SiC MOSFETs are ideal for energy storage systems in harsh conditions. They can handle high current levels without overheating due to their wide temperature range and ability to operate at higher temperatures.

Reduced Cooling Requirements

SiC MOSFETs are more efficient and generate less heat, which reduces the cooling requirements for energy storage systems and could lower costs.

Reliability and Longevity

SemiQ SiC MOSFETs are highly reliable and long-lasting, making them ideal for energy storage systems that undergo frequent charge and discharge cycles over their lifetime.

Voltage Rating Options

SiC MOSFETs are available in various voltage ratings, catering to different energy storage system configurations and voltage requirements.

Typical Energy Storage Schematic

EV DC-DC Converter system

Figure 1: Energy Storage Schematic

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