Switched Source

Switched Source creates 'detours' around electrical grid trouble

Switched Source creates 'detours' around electrical grid trouble

Switched Source LLC, a 2017 spinoff from Michigan State University, is partnering with NextEnergy, the Detroit-based nonprofit that works to advance energy technologies, and has moved into the Tech Town incubator across the street to commercialize its power-grid technology. The tech has been heavily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, program, which supports promising energy technologies that are too early for private sector investment. ARPA-E first awarded Switched Source with a $2.4 million grant in 2011, followed by a $1.5 million grant last year.