What is the National Renewable Energy Laboratory? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) managed by Midwest Research Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy
The workshop provided a forum for industry stakeholders to share their knowledge and experience about technologies, manufacturing approaches, markets, and issues in power electronics for a range of distributed energy resources. It focused on the development of advanced power electronic interfaces for distributed energy applications and included discussions of modular power electronics, component manufacturing, and power electronic applications.
You will learn what was revealed during this informative meeting, including:
- Is there a need for a standardized interface for power electronics?
- What is the importance of scalability in power electronics?
- What is the importance of modularity in power electronics?
- Is there a need for power electronics to perform with high reliability and mean time between failure?
- Is there a need to reduce the cost of power electronics components and address the increasing cost of current designs?
- Is there a reluctance in the industry to forfeit proprietary designs for a standardized interface and the threat/opportunity of commoditization?
- What is the need for longer warranties for power electronics products?
- What is the need for improved certification scenarios and lower-cost certification methods?
- Is there a need to plan for power electronics early in system designs to reduce cost and increase effectiveness?
- Is there recognition that power electronics interface manufacturing will compete in a global market?
The information provided from this meeting highlights areas that require future focus in the renewable energy field. Stay informed about information stay, get involved in legislation. You can help make a difference!