Manufacturing: SiC Power Electronics for Variable Frequency Motor Drives

Kelsey Horowitz, Samantha Bench Reese, Timothy Remo

Research output: NRELBrochure


This brochure, published as an annual research highlight of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC), summarizes CEMAC analysis of silicon carbide (SiC) power electronics for variable frequency motor drives. The key finding presented is that variations in manufacturing expertise, yields, and access to existing facilities impact regional costs and manufacturing location decisions for SiC ingots, wafers, chips, and power modules more than do core country-specific factors such as labor and electricity costs.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-6A20-68103


  • costs
  • location decisions
  • manufacturing
  • power electronics
  • SiC
  • silicon carbide
  • variable frequency motor drives


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