PowiGaN gives Team aCentauri an edge in Solar Challenge
Power Integrations is helping team to boost energy efficiency in race across the Australian Outback
Power Integrations is providing PowiGaN GaN technology, design support, and financial sponsorship for Team aCentauri in the 3,000 km Bridgestone World Solar Challenge across the Australian Outback.
“After studying Power Integrations’ extensive list of reference designs, Team aCentauri asked us to help them design a power converter based on the 750V, InnoSwitch3-EP with PowiGaN technology,” said Trevor Hiatt, director of marketing at Power Integrations.
“With our IC and expert design support, the team not only boosted energy efficiency to 95.7 percent while the system operates at maximum power, but also improved efficiency by more than 50 percent while the system drives light loads – which is most of the time.”
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge begins in Darwin on October 22 and is expected to conclude in Adelaide on October 29.