14th April 2023

Lotus Wireless, first Indian company, recognized as member of Power Electronic Conversion Technology (PECTA) Industrial Advisory Group

PECTA focuses on the use of solid-state electronic devices to convert, control, and process electric power. While traditional silicon-based semiconductors have been used in the past, PECTA explores the potential of new wide-band-gap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC), gallium nitride (GaN), and diamond, which offer higher efficiency in power processing.

The participation in PECTA involves experts from various countries including Austria, Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. It brings together industry leaders, universities, and research and technology organizations (RTOs) to address the potential of power electronics efficiency and the integration of WBG materials.

Lotus Wireless Technologies joins notable industry players such as ABB Switzerland, GaNSystems, Infineon, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, and Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., among others. Academic institutions and RTOs involved in PECTA include Aalborg University, ETH Z├╝rich, Kyoto University of Advanced Science, and the University of Warwick, among others.

The use of WBG materials in power electronics holds promise for various applications such as renewable energy converters, train traction, uninterruptible power supplies, and variable speed drives. According to a US Department of Energy analysis, implementing this new technology has the potential to save over 7,000 GWh/year in energy consumption for devices like laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.

Overall, PECTA aims to foster collaboration between academia and industry to explore the efficiency benefits and advancements offered by WBG materials in power electronic conversion technology.