Day 1 :
RISE Acreo, Sweden
Time : 10:00-10:25
Mietek Bakowski is a Senior Expert and Manager of WBG Power Center at RISE Acreo. The main focus of his research, development work and teaching has been physics of operation, design, technology, reliability and applications of power semiconductor and MOS devices. He is author and co-author of over 130 publications and 25 US patents. Since 2012, he is a Co-Organizer of ECS Symp. GaN and SiC Power Technologies and was an Associate Editor of a Special Issue of IEEE Trans. Power Electronics and a Special Issue of IEEE Trans. Electron Devices on “Wide Bandgap Power Electronics” published in May 2014 and February 2015, respectively. He is a Member of International Advisory Committee to New National Program, Smart Power Semi-South Korea, 2017-2023, and a Co-Chair of SiC Materials and Devices group for International Technology Roadmap for Wide-bandgap Semiconductors (ITRW) initiated by IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) 2015. He is a Lead Organizer of the International Workshop on Applications of WBG Power Electronics, SCAPE.
SiC Power Center was founded in 2012 by RISE Acreo, Swerea KIMAB and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) with financial support from Sweden´s Innovation Agency (Vinnova) and Swedish Energy Agency. SiC Power Center is a platform for cooperation between industry, research institutes and academia within the whole value chain from material to systems. Leading industrial companies within automotive, energy systems and power electronics in Sweden and other research institutes have been members of the Center. The center has ambition; (a) to explore the potential of WBG electronics for future applications, increased competitiveness and sustainable development by joining resources, competences and knowledge, (b) to promote the introduction of WBG power electronics in products and applications where high energy efficiency, compactness and higher operation temperature provide significant system advantages and (c) to inspire and involve others. The main objectives are increased adoption of WBG devices in power electronic products and applications for energy savings, environmental gains and competitive advantages for Swedish industry. Since last year the name of the center is WBG Power Center and it has at present 16 companies and research groups as members. RISE Acreo is host of the center. RISE Acreo and WBG (SiC) Power Center organizes yearly conference (ISICPEAW, IWBGPEAW) with focus on power electronic applications of WBG devices. The conference has been organized since 2007 and this year changed name to SCAPE. Overview and highlights of the selected industrial and research projects financed by the Swedish Innovation Agency (Vinnova) and Swedish Energy Authority programs and by SiC Power Center will be presented. The selected examples demonstrate revolutionary gains in energy savings in WBG based power electronic energy conversion systems for a variety of applications. A summary of related projects in the areas of material, technology and device R&D in Sweden, will also be given.
beGREEN Global, UK
Keynote: Revealing the development and performance of an innovative, smart solar-enhanced air conditioning system for all climates
Time : 10:25-10:50
Esam Elsarrag is the CEO of beGREEN Global-UK. He has about three decades of experience in higher education and building industry, gained through his work in the Middle East and Europe. In additional to his work as a Consultant, he continues to be active in scientific research in buildings and energy. He has developed sustainability standards to the Gulf Region including unique applications such as air-conditioned stadiums and railways. He has trained thousands of professionals in Sustainable design and standards. He has delivered lots of speeches and invited lectures. He has specialist expertise in sustainable developments standards and design, energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy modelling and building services.
The need for moving away from traditional energy sources and to find alternate energy sources is undoubtedly one of the primary objectives for a sustainable progress to humankind. The design and construction of buildings consumes respectful amount of energy that in certain circumstances and regions impacts countries’ peak demands. Worldwide, there is a rising concern on the current rate of energy consumption due to air conditioning especially in hot countries such as the Gulf States where the energy consumption due to air conditioning equates to about two thirds of the domestic electrical loads. Considering the wider impacts of carbon emissions on our climate, there is an urgent need to reduce these emissions therefore, effective energy efficiency solutions are crucial in order to achieve this vital goal. This paper presents the impact of climate change on human comfort, the challenges in air conditioning system design, the green features and the performance of a solar enhanced air conditioning system designed for all climates. The smart air conditioning system is fully integrated and can provide comfort for all climates including those with extreme weather conditions. The superefficient air conditioning system can provide can reduce the energy consumption between 30 to 80% of the energy consumption based on the design conditions and the application compared to conventional systems.