Life Cycle Thinking and Wide Band Gap power electronics
Our paper A "life cycle thinking” approach to assess differences in the energy use of SiC vs. Si power semiconductors presents the outcomes of the work in Task B of the 4E Power Electronic Conversion Technology Annex PECTA, covering the energy and environmental related aspects of Wide Band Gap (WBG) technologies.
The scope is the production of WBG semiconductors and the assessment is focusing on the energy use for the different manufacturing and processing steps. This paper presents the main differences of the SiC semiconductors production chain compared to (conventional) Silicon semiconductors.
The oral presentation has been re-scheduled (due to Covid) from November 2021 to June 2022. See more on the Conference here: e.nova 2021 Conference “Green Deal, Energy - Building - Environment”.
For more information on our work in 4E PECTA, see our project references.
The paper A "life cycle thinking” approach to assess differences in the energy use of SiC vs. Si power semiconductors is available for download here.