Benefits of Using Power GaN FETs in Solar Inverters

Ilian Bonov, Product Marketing Engineer at Nexperia, explains the differences between an IGBT based DC-AC converter and a GaN FET based DC-AC converter, highlighting the benefits GaN brings.

Inverters play a crucial role in any solar energy system, whether this be a 2 kW residential system or a 5 MW utility power plant. The basic function is 'inverting' DC current into AC current, which can be used in home appliances or fed back to the grid. It’s vital during this phenomena that the energy is converted with minimum losses.