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UA team to construct prototype transformer

By Jeff Della Rosa
TB & P

Faculty and staff of the University of Arkansas and its National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission at the Arkansas Research & Technology Park in south Fayetteville are working with Chicago-based NextWatt LLC to design and build the next generation of utility substation transformers. 

The US Department of Energy recently announced NextWatt, a power electronics technology company, would receive a $1.5 million research and development grant, and the UA was named as one of the partners in the $1.87 million project to design, build and text a modular, low-cost high-frequency-link silicon carbide transformer.

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