Platform power conversion solutions for hydrogen electrolysis

The industrial demand for hydrogen has grown significantly since 1975, but the current production, reliant on fossil fuels, emits 830 million tonnes of CO2 annually, conflicting with global efforts to limit temperature rises. Three main types of electrolyzers—alkaline, proton exchange membrane (PEM), and solid oxide—play significant roles in hydrogen production. Water electrolysis, responsible for about 2% of global hydrogen production, is a key method for producing green hydrogen, utilizing wind and solar power to drive the process and marking a crucial step towards sustainable hydrogen production.

With this webinar, you will understand the comprehensive set of requirements that need to be met by power electronics engineers. The webinar will present a platform approach by which common design elements can be used to create various power conversion systems to accommodate all system requirements. The session will further include simulations and links to them for more specific designs.


What you will learn:

  • Overview of hydrogen electrolysis technologies
  • Power supply requirements for hydrogen electrolysis
  • Examples of platform approach to meet varying requirements
  • Simulation results regarding efficiency, current performance, and thermal behavior
  • Effect of platform design on auxiliary components

Meet your speaker

Varun Raghunath, Product Application Engineer, Solar, Energy Storage, and Hydrogen

Varun Raghunath completed his Masters in Electrical Power Engineering at RWTH Aachen with a focus on power electronics and applications. He joined Infineon Technologies on 1st July 2023. He is currently the Global System Architect for Hydrogen applications. He enables system and inverter designs for hydrogen applications. Varun has accumulated experience in design, testing and qualification of converters from sub-system to inverter level. He has worked on various high power and high voltage inverters used in a variety of applications.