We welcome our new project partner Converdan A/S. The Danish power electronic specialist designs and manufactures customized power electronics products.
Clients get products from 1-watt power supplies to converters in the megawatt class. Within the project Converdan is mainly involved in pilot “E-Mobility” dealing with battery charges, design, and fabrication.
To get more information read the interview with Thomas Slivsgaard, CEO and founder at Converdan.
1. Which are your main activities within the Green PE project?
Converdan will make a demonstrator unit of an on-board bidirectional grid-connected battery conditioner, that will be able to condition the batteries during daily charging, battery stack manufacturing, vehicle service and potentially for future grid support in a smart grid installation.
2. Which of the project aims imposes the biggest challenge from your point of view?
One of the challenges of the project would be to show, that the technical benefits from using wide bandgap semiconductors can be proven to be economically feasible in power electronics products generally, within the next 3-5 years.
3. How will Green PE change the present situation of power electronics in your region?
Green PE will be an opportunity for SME’s like Converdan to better evaluate the potential of new power electronics technologies. SME’s traditionally have to keep focus on the short term business aspects of the projects they are engaged in, but with Green PE, we can have more focus on the technical aspects, without having to constantly evaluate, if it makes sense business wise.