In many parts of the world, the electricity production costs of renewable energies and in particular photovoltaics are now significantly lower than those of conventional energy sources. A similar cost reduction can already be observed in energy storage systems and this will continue in the coming years. These strong cost degressions will enable an even broader use of sustainable energies, which are also urgently needed in the course of a CO2-neutral energy supply. Suitable power electronics for photovoltaic and storage applications are central components both for processing electrical energy and for system integration into an increasingly complex and intelligent energy system.
Fraunhofer ISE develops highly efficient power electronic components such as photovoltaic and battery converters in all power classes. Through innovative topologies and hardware designs in combination with the latest semiconductor technologies and optimized cooling systems, we can realize compact and multifunctional inverter systems. These can be upgraded for grid-connected, off-grid and hybrid applications.