Energy and Climate

Smart power infrastructure

Sandia, DOE Energy Storage Program, GeneSiC Semiconductor, U.S. Army ARDEC: Ultra-High-Voltage Silicon Carbide Thyristors

Increasing consumer power demand creates numerous challenges for ensuring reliable, stable power for all customers. Many energy generation technologies, particularly renewables, generate direct-current power that must be converted to alternating current before use. Power switches, known as thyristors, perform this conversion and are crucial to a reliable electricity grid. Current switches have been inefficient and […]


On April 26, 2011, in

[singlepic id=591 w=320 h=240 float=right] SPIDERS (Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security) is based on a Joint Command Technology Development (JCTD) project between Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security. The objective of the SPIDERS JCTD is to demonstrate that microgrids developed using Sandia’s Energy Surety Microgrid (ESM) […]



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