The Power Electronics Lab provides testing facilities for characterising and developing power electronic converters and power semiconductor components. Our state-of-the-art equipment includes high power AC and DC supplies and loads, high frequency measurement equipment and power analysers for accurate efficiency measurements.

Kris Baert

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Kris Baert

Business Developer Solar and Electrical Energy Networks at EnergyVille/KU Leuven
Description

Advantages

  • Expertise on power electronic converter hardware, control and system-level interactions
  • Development of novel, customer-specific power electronic converters
  • Testing of power electronic converters
  • Interoperability in power electronic converter systems
  • Efficiency characterisation of power electronic converters
  • Power semiconductor component characterisation and modelling
  • Rapid converter prototyping environment available with fully customisable control schemes
  • Efficiency measurements

Applications

  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Building-integrated photovoltaic systems
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • DC-DC power conversion
  • AC-DC power conversion

Customers

  • Power semiconductor manufacturers
  • Power converter manufacturers
  • System integrators

Characteristics

The power electronics lab encompasses a variety of test and measurement equipment: programmable power supplies and loads, power analysers, a rapid-prototyping platform, thermal cameras and PCB manufacturing equipment.