Federal Grant Will Help Grow PowerAmerica.

Economy, Sustainability
By Meg Rhodes, Power America

The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) has been awarded a two-year, $1 million federal grant to help cultivate the growth of the PowerAmerica Institute.

The grant, awarded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will enable NCMEP to work with PowerAmerica and its expanding network of project partners to grow the wide bandgap semiconductor technology sector, accelerate the production of valuable goods and services and develop industry-led skills strategies.

Embedding a highly-trained engineer within PowerAmerica will be one of the first items of business under the grant. In addition to serving as a valuable technical resource, the engineer will lead outreach and project development nationally to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in market sectors, like renewable energy and innovative transport systems, where WBG semiconductors could have the most impact.

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