In recent years, semiconductors have created a firm position across the energy generation sector by reducing the generation costs and increasing the efficiencies of existing assets.

FREMONT, CA: Clean energy in use needs innovative solutions to be harnessed, converted, transferred, and stored as renewable energy to electricity and shift it to the electric grid. As several countries are racing to develop reliable and long-term sustainable energy alternatives to control emissions, the installations of renewable energy generators have shown unparalleled growth over the past few years. Semiconductor manufacturers understand that semiconductors are the keys to face primary challenges of renewable energy integration.

Semiconductors allow electricity to pass through at modulated rates, enabling the electricity to convert energy harnesses by other renewable energy technologies that include wind turbines and hydropower. In this arrangement, semiconductors act as active rectifiers, easing the electric current harnessing from renewable sources and transforming to an electrical grid with reducing the loss of electric energy in the process. Semiconductors play a  significant role in guaranteeing that renewable energy sources are generating power optimally. Today, semiconductors are seen installed as secondary devices in the form of sensors in solar panels, drives, and pumps in wind and water turbines, and protection circuits in energy conversions. The installation ensures that entire operations run smoothly and efficiently with minimal loss of power.

Semiconductor materials such as silicon can reside millions of microscopic transistors, enabling numerous advancements, such as industrial and home automation. The arrangement can allow the electric grid to link up devices throughout the system for ensuring that supplies are achieving the demand and energy is well distributed. Smart energy grids equipped with semiconductor material parts are also able to charge electric vehicles. Automation helps end-user applications to reduce their energy demands by contributing to a sustainable, energy-efficient, and clean-energy future. The role of semiconductors in clean and sustainable energy is to balance the energy equation.

Semiconductor-integrated devices help in the advancement of methods to generate energy from renewable devices. Today, energy providers are prioritizing the installation of semiconductor devices and investing more in its development.