2008-2012 projected global inverters for solar applications shipments will grow to 13 times . This is not only because the market demand for alternative energy sources , but also because more solar energy system design uses a new way , more power management electronics .
2012 Global inverters for solar energy systems from 2008 when shipments of 723,329 points increase to 9.5 million . Figure 1 shows iSuppli's market inverters for solar applications shipments forecast. The inverter for the DC is converted into AC power of the device, it is for the solar system to convert electricity generated can be used to drive the device or in the form of access to the grid is critical. Function of the inverter requires a variety of power management integrated circuits (IC) support.
Solar systems are moving from a centralized structure to a decentralized direction. This decentralized system requires the use of more inverters , power management semiconductor components so as to create significant growth opportunities. Decentralization trend in the system under the influence of solar-related 2007-2012 is expected to power management semiconductor revenue CAGR of 36% , the overall power management industry average growth rate of 0.3% more than 100 times .
In the market for solar power management semiconductors , mainly for the switching regulator , operating income is expected to grow by 60.8% over the forecast period . In contrast , mainly for 500kW or 500kW inverters above the insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT), is expected to moderate growth of 21.9% .
iSuppli forecasts that the power management semiconductor market will be the fastest growing areas 1kW following areas , voltage controller and discrete component suppliers will find many opportunities in this field . Solar energy market in the next 10 years, achieved significant growth reasons, including solar energy can be converted into electricity more efficiently and the lack of other energy sources. With the increasing depletion of natural resources on the planet , as well as human and actively respond to climate change , people will pay more attention to the use of solar and other alternative energy sources.
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