Hillcrest Power and Tier 1 provider signal MoU to hold out joint powertrain growth mission


Hillcrest Power Applied sciences, a developer of energy conversion applied sciences and management system options for next-generation electrical methods (earlier put up), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a worldwide Tier 1 automotive chief in mobility innovation.

In keeping with the phrases of the MOU, Hillcrest and the provider will collaborate to combine an optimized model of Hillcrest’s 250-kilowatt (kW), 800-Volt (V) inverter right into a future powertrain system. The joint mission is anticipated to run by 2023.


Hillcrest’s 250 kW steady, 350 kW peak, 800 V nominal, 1,000 V peak SiC inverter prototype has an estimated quantity of 6.5 liters and anticipated energy density of ± 50 kW/L.

All through the method, Hillcrest and this new associate will check a sequence of configurations with the top objective of commercializing a nominal 350kW product that takes benefit of Hillcrest’s distinctive and extremely environment friendly inverter. The adaptable nature of Hillcrest’s know-how permits a excessive degree of optimization and seamless integration with the provider’s future product.

Hillcrest’s inverter know-how is designed to be smaller, lighter and extra highly effective than at the moment accessible inverters. By leveraging larger switching frequencies and comfortable switching capabilities, Hillcrest’s inverter know-how has been proven in product testing to cut back losses and to enhance inverter effectivity, efficiency and reliability.

Hillcrest’s 250kW, 800V Silicon Carbide (SiC) industrial inverter prototype makes use of these advantages to enhance efficiency of the complete system. Optimized variations of this inverter could be deployed in quite a lot of energy methods, from industrial and industrial electrical transport to grid-tied renewable power and storage.

The corporate expects these methods to ship elevated effectivity, efficiency, payload and reliability whereas reducing general weight, complexity and price.

That is the second MOU Hillcrest has introduced this month. These mixed alternatives are a tangible demonstration of buyer curiosity in our inverter know-how in addition to our skill to maneuver rapidly into the subsequent section of the commercialization course of.

—Hillcrest CEO Don Currie


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