News Alert: October 21, 2013

ARPA-E Announces $27 Million for 14 New Projects

Today ARPA-E announced $27 million in funding for 14 new projects aimed at finding innovative ways to lower the cost and improve the efficiency of power electronics. These projects are part of a new ARPA-E program called SWITCHES, which is short for “Strategies for Wide-Bandgap, Inexpensive Transistors for Controlling High-Efficiency Systems.”
The 14 SWITCHES projects are specifically focused on finding new wide-bandgap semiconductor materials, device architectures, and fabrication processes to enable increased energy density and switching frequencies, enhanced temperature control, and reduced power losses in a range of power electronics applications, including electric motor drives and solar and wind inverters. Learn more about SWITCHES and each of the 14 new projects announced today. 

Other ARPA-E News

Summit Showcase Deadline Extended

The Technology Showcase at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit provides research organizations with an opportunity to display their innovative energy technologies to decision-makers looking to invest and to expert entrepreneurs and researchers who are ready to collaborate. Companies, organizations, and other teams that are not official ARPA-E awardees have until Friday, November 15 to submit an application to exhibit in the Technology Showcase. There is no fee to apply and you will be notified of your acceptance by December 6, 2013. Learn more about the Showcase and submit your application

ARPA-E Projects Included in Global Cleantech 100 

The Cleantech Group named seven ARPA-E awardees to its annual list of the 100 most innovative clean technology companies in the world. Ambri, Autogrid, Envia, LanzaTech, OPX Biotechnologies, Phononic, and Transphorm were all featured in this year’s Global Cleantech list. Check out the full list to learn more about the transformational energy projects these notable companies are working on.