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New design to significantly increase lifespans of renewable energy systems

A researcher has discovered why an important component in wind turbines and electric cars routinely fails, and has designed a solution which will significantly prolong their lifespan.

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A researcher from Aalborg University in Denmark has discovered why one of the most important components within wind turbines routinely fails and has designed a solution to the problem.

The Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) is an important component in technology which converts electrical energy from one form to another, for example wind energy to electricity.

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