IEEE ITRW: International Technology Roadmap for Wide-Bandgap Power Semiconductors: An Overview

Peter R. Wilson, Braham Ferreira, Jing Zhang, Christina Dimarino

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Abstract

The growth of electric power usage has continued to accelerate with the electrification of so many aspects of normal life in a modern world reliant on electricity for its prime source of energy. The increased take-up of sustainable energy production from photovoltaics and wind generation along with the ever-increasing demand for electricity from fossil fuel generation has more than doubled since the 1970 s, and power electronics plays a key role in converting these disparate forms of energy generation into electricity. Power electronics as a discipline covers a wide range of power conversion from grid-level transmission and distribution to power conversion by individual consumers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages22-25
Number of pages4
Volume5
No.2
Specialist publicationIEEE Power Electronics Magazine
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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