Energy storage systems (ESS) are being increasingly installed alongside renewable energy generation to smooth out the intermittent power and facilitate the modernization of the grid. ESS are a key distributed energy resource that can deliver active and reactive power to guarantee power quality and reliability. Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) is one of the fastest-growing forms of storing energy. It is flexible and easy to deploy, exhibits a short response time, and perfectly ties in distributed energy grids. Energy Storage Systems are emerging as a central building block of the expanding smart and distributed energy grid, either in residential (<10 kW), commercial (<150 kW), or decentralized utility-scale (>150 kW) applications.

E-mobility is accelerating as well the proliferation of Energy Storage Systems (EES). Firstly, storage systems are essential to support the high peak power and energy demand in ultra-fast EV charging stations. Secondly, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BEES) benefit from the reuse of EV batteries that no longer fulfill the automotive requirements at the end of their lifecycle. The drastic drop in the price-per-kW of battery technology will further drive sustainable and long-term growth for BEES.

onsemi’s long-term expertise and leading role in renewable energy generation, power management, and energy conversion helps customers across the globe handle the challenges of Energy Storage Systems and create suitable solutions for the evolution of the power grid. Our Silicon Carbide (SiC), SiC/Si hybrid, and IGBT module technology, as well as our broad offering of advanced discrete SiC MOSFETs, IGBTs, and mid-voltage MOSFETs, together with our versatile gate drivers, sensing, protection, and power management ICs bring flexibility to tailor your Energy Storage System to your needs.

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Evaluation/Development Kits

Three-phase On Board Charger (OBC) PFC-LLC Platform

The SEC-3PH-11-OBC-EVB is a three-phase On Board Charger (OBC) platform achieving state-of-the-art system efficiency with AEC-Q Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices and drivers.

Gate Drivers Plug-and-Play Ecosystem

The gate driver plug-and-play ecosystem allows for the comparison of the dynamic performance and capabilities of different gate drivers and technologies, such as for example NCD57XXX, NCP51561 or NCP51530.

Technical Documents

Performance Comparison of 1200 V SiC MOSFET and Si IGBT

This application note compares the performance of two power integrated modules (PIMs) in the boost stage of an 1100 V solar inverter.