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Power Electronics

BMW i3-batteries for storage projects in Vattenfall wind farms. Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries this year. The batteries with a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) each are equipped with a BMW-owned battery management system and are also used by the car manufacturer in the BMW i3eries for storage projects in Vattenfall wind farms.

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Solliance announces the demonstration of an industrially-applicable roll-to-roll process for the production of solar cells, achieving a record 12,6% conversion efficiency on cell level. This breakthrough result paves the way towards an accelerated market introduction of this attractive new source of renewable energy.

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Mitsubishi Electric announced that it has developed a working model of an ultra-compact silicon carbide (SiC) inverter for hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs) that is believed to be the world's smallest SiC of its type at just five liters volume.

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Vattenfall is supporting plans to build Europe's largest lithium battery factory in Sweden with a SEK 5 million investment in the project company Northvolt.Vattenfall has a clear strategy of supporting the energy transition and climate-smart solutions. Electricity storage will be a significant factor in the transition, mostly in the transport sector and also the energy system at large. Northvolt is the most interesting and exciting battery project in Europe," says Andreas Regnell, Vattenfall’s Head of Strategy and member of Northvolt's advisory board.

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NEVS has signed a strategic framework agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co(CATL) to secure the battery supply for NEVS 9-3 EV in the Chinese market. CATL is a Chinese energy storage solution provider headquartered in Ningde, Fujian, with focus on the research and development of li-ion battery (LIB) intended for electric vehicles. The company was one of the first nine battery suppliers that fulfills the domestic industrial standards and the government’s requirement for EV subsidies.

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Power-supply designers can satisfy system demands for higher power and greater efficiency using the latest 900V MDmesh™ K5 super-junction MOSFETs from STMicroelectronics , which deliver best-in-class on-resistance (RDS(ON) ) and dynamic characteristics. New Best-in-Class 900V MOSFETs from STMicroelectronics Enhance Power and Efficiency of Flyback Converters

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