Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Power electronics for sustainable energy future - quantifying the value of power electronics

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Popovic-Gerber, Jelena ; Electr. Power Process., Delft Univ. of Technol., Delft, Netherlands ; Ferreira, J.A.

Power electronics is the key technology for the efficient use, distribution and generation of electrical energy. It is estimated that by wider adoption of power electronics about 30% of reduction in electrical energy consumption can be achieved. For many applications technologies are already available but the biggest obstacle to the further market penetration of power electronics are Economy, Policy and Public Acceptance. We need to find better and more effective ways to present the importance and value of power electronics in a way that can be understood by policy makers and that can capture the imagination of the general public. In this paper some possibilities are explored of how we could quantify and explain the added value of using more power electronics. Energy payback time is shown to be a powerful tool to weigh the value of energy savings achieved by using power electronics against the energy needed to manufacture the systems. It is shown that power electronics systems have considerably shorter energy payback time compared to other technologies required for achieving a fully sustainable energy system.

Published in:

Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2010 IEEE

Date of Conference:

12-16 Sept. 2010

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.