Reliability of Power Electronic Components
We want to investigate new technologies and methods to make power-electronic components more and more reliable and efficient, to facilitate the green transition toward sustainable and renewable energy sources. But renewables are intrinsically intermittent sources, so converters are an enabling technology for producing green energy. Power electronic components contribute 30% - 50% of the overall conversion losses and seldom last more than 10 years without maintenance. We strive for implementing present- and future component technologies to make converters better and better and lasting up to 20 years and more. We are a part of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy missions at AAU Energy.