A Techno-Economic Look at SiC WBG from Wafer to Motor Drive

Samantha Bench Reese, Kelsey Horowitz, Margaret Mann, Joe Cresko, Timothy Remo

Research output: NRELPresentation


Techno-economic analysis helps benchmark and deliver supply chain and manufacturing insights that can be leveraged by decision-makers to inform investment strategies, policy, and other decisions to promote economic growth and competitiveness. Silicon Carbide (SiC) wide-band gap (WBG) technologies is poised to be an integral contributor to the clean energy economy. We use bottoms-up regional manufacturing cost models to show SiC power electronics, manufactured in volume, could result in final product cost parity with those manufactured with silicon. The models are further leveraged to show innovation pathways to lower cost and potentially expanded technology adoption.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages26
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NamePresented at the CS International Conference, 9-11 April 2018, Brussels, Belgium

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-6A20-71240


  • advanced manufacturing
  • analysis
  • bottoms-up
  • cost model
  • medium voltage
  • motor drive
  • power electronics
  • SiC
  • silicon carbide
  • supply chain
  • techno-economic
  • WBG
  • wideband gap


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