Saturday, January 19, 2008

98.5% New Record for Photovoltaic Inverter Efficiency

Germany (TGW) - Fraunhofer ISE has set a new record for photovoltaic inverter efficiency.

The company has achieved a rate of efficiency of 98.5% using prototype silicon carbide-based MOSFETs (metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistors).

An inverter changes DC voltage from batteries or solar panels, into standard household AC voltage so that it can be used by common tools and appliances.

Fraunhofer has a patent pending for the technique.

Via :: Press Release