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