2016
Past Conferences

Novel Power Electronic Systems Enabled by Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors

ARPA-E hosted a workshop entitled “Novel Power Electronic Systems Enabled by Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors” on September 13, 2016 in the Washington, D.C. area. The workshop convened leading experts in power electronics, power systems, circuit design, wide bandgap materials, semiconductor devices, packaging and module design, and end use applications to identify innovative research paths forward for the development of disruptive advanced circuit topologies that lead to higher efficiency, more reliable, reduced size and weight, and lower cost devices and/or system architectures.
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Peer Review of Power America

PowerAmerica (www.poweramericainstitute.org) is working to make wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor technologies cost-competitive with the silicon-based power electronics that are currently used. The PowerAmerica Institute was initiated by the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office through a financial opportunity announcement.
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2016 First International Conference on Sustainable Green Buildings and Communities (SGBC)

Use of DC electricity enhances system –wide efficiency and reduces the overall cost. DC and hybrid microgrids powered by distributed clean energy sources such as wind and solar systems can rapidly contribute to human development around the world. Electric vehicles powered with clean energy technologies have potential to dramatically impact the impending global climate changes.
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2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo

The 8th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE 2016), sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and the IEEE Industrial Application Society (IAS), was successfully held September 18-22, 2016 in Milwaukee, the heartland of North America’s electric drive and electrical equipment industry. As the world’s leading technical conference and exposition for energy conversion solutions, ECCE provides a unique opportunity to engineers, researchers, students, and other professionals from the broad spectrum of energy conversion for exchange of technical knowledge, networking, and exposure to the latest technology trends.
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Presentation 2016 – WEMPEC – Power Electronics Research

WEMPEC is an internationally renowned power electronics research and electric machines research group located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With the support of our 80+ corporate sponsors, our team of professors, graduate students, and international scholars work together to research and develop the newest technologies and techniques in electric machines, power electronics, actuators, sensors, drives, motion control, and drive applications.
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Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC22)

This three-day Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) is aimed at problem solving, brainstorming, and global co-creation to inform nations about the latest technology developments. It will bring together technical experts and world-leading scientists, engineers and innovators from business, academia, and cities, to share knowledge, exchange information, identify bottlenecks, discuss best practices, and prioritize future research in order to set common technological trajectories for a decarbonized economy as well as the transformations necessary in each sector.
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The 7th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems

This international symposium, sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society and organized by the PELS Technical Committee on Sustainable Energy Systems, will allow experts on power electronics and distributed generation to meet, exchange ideas, and present on the latest technical advances.
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Next Generation Grid Components R&D Program Planning Workshop

Much of the “smart grid” transformation has focused on applying advanced digital information and communication technologies to help modernize the electric power grid. To achieve the full value of grid modernization, advances in grid hardware are also needed. Next-generation technologies can improve the performance and lifetimes over current designs and unleash new capabilities for the grid. The purpose of this workshop is to identify gaps in the landscape of grid transmission and distribution components, highlight opportunities for R&D, and outline goals and priorities. Outcomes of the workshop will inform the development of DOE’s Transformer Resilience and Advanced Components (TRAC) multi-year program plan (MYPP).
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ARPA-E workshop: ARPA-E ENHANCING CAPITAL FLOW INTO EARLY STAGE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES WORKSHOP

ARPA-E held a workshop on “Enhancing Capital Flow into Early Stage Energy Technologies” on January 31- February 1, 2017 in the Denver, CO area. This workshop convened leading experts and thought leaders from the financial, clean energy market, multilaterals, family offices, technical and policy sectors to identify innovative cross-disciplinary mechanisms, gaps in policy or regulation, and business model innovations that can enhance the successful pathway to commercialization of early-stage clean energy technologies.
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ARPA-E Summit

The Summit Technology Showcase displays over 250 innovative energy technologies, including those from ARPA-E funded project teams – many of which have never before been publicly displayed.
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