Presently the world’s energy consumption is provided by electric power. Researchers are using Silicon Carbide (SiC) wafers for the future of power electronics. Electric power is responsible for 40% of the earth’s energy needs and is predicted to grow 50% in twenty years. Silicon Carbide can handle higher voltage than silicon.
Electricity cannot simply be transmitted from AC to the end user. Several steps are required before reaching the customer. Currently silicon-based power electronics lose between 5-10% for each step of energy that’s converted for consumers. Today and in the future Silicon Carbide (SiC) wafers will be used to save up to an estimated 90% of current energy loss!
Scientist Posit that SiC Energy Savings Benefits over Silicon Include: