Chair of Power Electronics

Interreg 5a: Leistungselektronik Region (PE:Region)

The PE:Region project targets a leading role for the German-Danish cross-border region in development and production of innovative power electronics components and systems. This implies robust, reliable and energy efficient products to growing markets where regional companies in particular have a strong position in the value chains of renewable energy, variable speed drives, control and regulation of electric energy, and green mobility. [read more]

Power electronics region (PE:Region) – cross-border application-oriented innovation within power electronics

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Power electronics is a cross-cutting technology based on solid-state electronics. It is applied for efficient control and conversion of electric power in a large number of applications within electronic equipment, home appliances, transport, industrial production, and energy generation. This is illustrated on Figure 1. A growing demand for innovative power electronics products and solutions is expected due to electrification of the energy systems and higher demands for energy efficiency.

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Figure 1

In this manner the PE:Region project will in a new and focused cross-border region initiative related to excellence and innovation in power electronics provide synergies and a stronger basis for the future German-Danish position in power electronics manufacturing. Research and development activities in a field of high regional importance will improve the basis for regional economic growth and employment. The project will run for three years, involving two PhDs and a Post Doc.

Title Interreg 5a: Leistungselektronik Region (PE:Region)
Coordinator Prof. Marco Liserre
Contact Person Dr.-Ing. Markus Andresen
Type European Union: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Funding 1.000.000 Euro
Partners Syddansk Universitet (Mads Clausen Instituttet, Maersk Mc-Kinney Möller Instituttet), Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum FH Kiel, Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH, UdviklingsRåd Sønderjylland

Economic development and research: CLEAN, IHK Flensburg, Fraunhofer ISIT
Companies: FTCAP GmbH, Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH, Kristronics GmbH, Banke ApS, Flux A/S, Danfoss Power Electronics A/S, etc.

Duration 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2019
Keywords PE components: Power semiconducter materials and devices, Electronic packaging, Power conversion techniques, Power conversion modeling and control, Electronic circuit design and PE topologies, Electro magnetic noise reduction
PE applications: Renewable energy production power trains and converter technology, Automotive electric drive lines and components, Energy distribution, Variable frequency drives, Control and regulation
PE industry performace: Reliability and performance of PE devices and systems, Cost reduction of PE devices and systems, PE supply chain management (SCM), PE market information and analysis

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    We develop controllers for electric drives and we are particularly skilled in the integration of renewable energy systems into the electric grid.
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