EPE Paper – Policy measures to drive WBG for end use equipment

This paper discusses different potential policy measures to support the WBG uptake in end use equipment. The EU product regulations and
specifically the potential PV inverter efficiency requirements, are discussed, serving as an example. Standardisation, in various fields (test
methods for reliability and efficiency, rules for environmental footprint, modules and package architecture) and economic support for creating a WBG ecosystem are considered as well. Implementation drivers and barriers are identified through stakeholder interviews highlighting specifically two barriers: knowledge gaps on reliability of WBG and lack of standardised components and product platforms for WBG. The conclusion lists the potential policy measures identified and gives an outlook of the work.