A Russian company specialised in production of SiC (silicon carbide) power inverters offers a business-partnership to a partner abroad under a distribution services agreement.
The Russian company from the Republic of Mordovia was established in 1996 as a small business enterprise. Since that time the company has been specializing in power inventors production. Nowadays the company has the access to the production and testing laboratories and production site, has highly qualified and professional personnel with experience in creating peripheral devices for "smart" energy conversion and utilization. These devices are used in the situations of: no centralized power supply; electricity shortages; insufficient electric power supply; utilization of renewable energy sources (solar panels and wind turbines); accumulation of energy from independent sources (petrol -/diesel -/gas generators), to reduce noise and increase the generator lifespan. Power invertors are supplied with in-built income overload safeguards to protect connected electric devices. This implies that outcome voltage is gradually decreased (in the situation of power overload) but is normalized by the invertor to protect the device and at the same time ensure its functionality. This mode provides power outcome that equals the invertor nominal power capacity with any start current. In case of a short current, the invertor turnes into current stabilization mode and its power outcome becomes to protect the connected devices and wiring. The invertors have low power consumption mode which means that the device is switched off in case of income power in lower than a few watts. The device is automatically switched on every 15 seconds to check the income power load, if it is sufficient the invertor switches back into normal mode, if not - it stays turned off. The SiC-based products and systems are used in special vehicles of ministry of emergency situations, ministry of internal affairs, coast guards, laboratories, ambulances, maintenance crews, etc. The company is interested in finding partners with a recorded experience in electricity-related production sale to represent the company and sell the product on the company's behalf to appropriate clients. The partner is expected to purchase the product and then sell it on the EU market within distribution services agreement to clients who use solar, wind or water energy sources (i.e. private households, solar plants, etc.).
Innovations and advantages
1). The key advantages of the company are: - own full-cycle production facility (the company produces both accessories and products on its own premises); - low production cost due to fully-automated assembly line; - low product price due to accessories local production and supply; - environment-friendly products (no radiation, no waste, insignificant heat outcome); 2). SiC (silicon carbide) devices in the component base significantly improve product performance, efficiency, reliability and radically reduce the weight and dimensions of the device. The quality of silicon carbide (SiC) is characterized by high hardness, mechanical strength and radiation resistance. 3). SiC-based devices can operate at frequencies up to 100 MHz and higher in comparison with typical 5-10 MHz for a pure silicon device, thereby it is possible to substantially reduce the size of the inductive elements of the inverter. 4). Due to the high performance SiC devices in the inverter, the total number of components is reduced, which also help to minimize the product size; The stable operational temperature of SiC-based device avarages at 100 degrees of Celcius which is a natural condition of SiC. This alows: - to reduce the risk of overheating, - to utilize a passive radiator, while silicon chip would require an air-blowing fan.
04005005 Solar/Thermal energy
04005008 Wind energy
04008003 Micro- and Nanotechnology related to energy
Market application codes
06003001 Solar/thermal energy
06003003 Wind energy
06010001 Energy for private/domestic housing
08002001 Energy management
Intellectual property rights
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
Comments, number and date of patent
Patent applied in Russia in 2015.
Type of partner sought
Type of partner: SMEs. Field of activity: companies engaged in the field of "smart" energy utilization, solar power plant building, and distribution of electrical equipment. Partner role: Russian product wholesale purchase and selling it on the partner's market.