Sinexcel to use Infineon CoolSiC MOSFETs
Partnership aims to expand energy storage market and promote the development of green energy
Infineon has announced a partnership with Shenzhen based energy storage company Sinexcel Electric. Infineon will provide Sinexcel with its 1200V CoolSiC MOSFET power semiconductor devices in combination with EiceDRIVER compact 1200V single-channel isolated gate drive ICs to further improve the efficiency of energy storage systems.
According to the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, in the first half of 2023, the newly installed capacity of energy storage reached 8.63 GWh, equivalent to the total installed capacity of previous years. The size, weight and cost of energy storage systems are closely related to the energy conversion efficiency and directly affect the product cost.
“The SiC power solution is an important component for future green energy production and storage applications. Infineon’s cooperation with Sinexcel in the field of energy storage inverters enables energy storage systems to achieve advantages such as high efficiency, small size, and light weight, providing a solid guarantee for high-reliability and high-performance energy storage systems,” said. Yu Daihui, SVP of Infineon Technologies and head of Green Industrial Power Division in Greater China.
"By using Infineon’s SiC devices, Sinexcel’s energy storage products are obviously more compact and flexible, with significantly higher efficiency and lower losses, which reduces the heat dissipation cost of systems, is conducive to the long-term efficient and stable operation of products, and helps end users improve their operational stability and shorten their return on investment cycle. This greatly improves the system competitiveness of our products and enhances the trust of clients in our energy storage products and the brand awareness of Sinexcel," said Wei Xiaoliang, deputy general manager of Sinexcel.
Infineon says its 1200 V CoolSiC MOSFETs can reduce losses by 50 percent and provide ~2 percent additional energy without increasing the battery size, which is especially beneficial for high-performance, lightweight and compact energy storage solutions.