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Project aims to cut conversion losses by 50%

12/15/2010 05:15 PM EST
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Sanjib.A
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Sanjib.A   12/19/2010 1:38:53 PM
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I am interested to know what percentage of the total lost energy is contributed by the loss in the photovoltaic inverters? Great suggestion by DrQuine! Where there is a scope of using alternative source of energy, it would be more efficient to switch to DC powered utilities.

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Code Monkey   12/15/2010 8:52:03 PM
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That's great news. SiC switches quickly, which promises to lower switching losses (high V across a half-turned-on device = many W). A higher operating frequency will also lead to smaller magnetics, smaller filter caps, etc. And ultimately, lower costs to consumers.

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DrQuine   12/15/2010 7:02:06 PM
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An alternative approach is to eliminate conversion costs by using DC power directly. NexTek (www.nextekpower.com), for instance, sees opportunities for DC powered systems to return to common use as the logical next step in the evolution of electrical power.

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