07 Jul '13, 1am

UK opens new national Centre for Power Electronics

UK opens new national Centre for Power Electronics 7 July 2013 A UK Centre for Power Electronics has been launched with funding of £18 million (US$27 million) from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The Virtual Centre will be the largest of its type in the world and is intended to become an international forum for power electronics research. The program will focus on fundamental power electronics research at low technology readiness level (TRL) and will support a wide range of application areas with a medium to long-term time horizon. Key challenges the Centre will address are: increased power conversion efficiency; increased power density; increased robustness; lower electromagnetic interference (EMI); higher levels of integration; and lower lifetime cost. The ten universities which will initially benefit from research funding for the new cent...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/07/ukpe-20130707.html

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