The way in which electric energy is used has great impact on the economy, the environment and society. However, a major part of the produced electricity is lost in electric power conversion. To reduce such losses we must create electronic devices that use new materials with higher efficiency.
The InRel-NPower project researches GaN and AlN-based transistor devices for application in power electronics. These material could result in conversion systems achieving a 99% conversion efficiency!
We aim to mature the technology: by focusing on the raw material, on the packaging and by demonstrating its potential in a final device.