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Title: CREE: Making the Switch

CREE, with the help of ARPA-E funding, has developed a Silicon Carbide (SIC) transistor which can be used to create solid state transformers capable of meeting the unique needs of the emerging smart grid. SIC transistors are different from common silicon computer chips in that they handle grid scale voltages with ease and their high frequency switching is well suited to the intermittent nature of renewable energy generation.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1127161
Resource Type:
Other
Research Org:
ARPA-E (USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SEMICONDUCTORS; POWER; DISTRIBUTION; TRANSISTORS; TRANSMISSION; ELECTRICITY; SMART GRID