Despite all the opportunities the »energy turnaround« or »Energiewende« provides, the German PV market is in turmoil. A good reason for a big participant to try to gain a foothold in one of the largest potential markets, China.
For renawables delivering direct current, the output current should be as 'clean' as possible since it has to be converted to AC. Siemens has just introduced an inverter topology taking care of this challenge.
Silicon carbide technology has secured its place in power electronics in a hurry. The advantages are obvious, even though the material is rather difficult to handle. At this year's Intersolar trade fair, SiC solar inverters hit the market on a broad scale.