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News Release 2017-11-29 09:46:19

Co-founder of WERCBench Labs team Switched Source named to Forbes 30 under 30 list of innovators 
Lane Nelson joins list of recipients in energy category 

[Milwaukee, Wis.] – Hailing from East Lansing, Michigan the team from Switched Source spent the last several months in Milwaukee as part of the M-WERC’s accelerator program WERCBench Labs.

“It’s been an incredible experience for us,” said Nelson. “The access to mentors, investors and companies that understand the energy, power and controls sector is a real differentiator for this program.”

Switched Source is providing power-electronics solutions to increase reliability, efficiency, and renewable energy hosting capacity, on legacy grid infrastructure and in distributed energy system applications. 

Switched Source’s flagship device, the Tie Controller, unlocks superior grid management capabilities, acting as a controllable valve to “push and pull” specified amounts of both real and reactive power, in two directions. As a result, neighboring power lines can be operated as a networked platform, while providing all energy consumers with two sources of power. This type of innovation recently let Forbes magazine to name the company's cofounder Lane Nelson to their list of top innovators. 

“We’re excited to be able to have great entrepreneurs and innovators like Lane a part of our program at WERCBench Labs,” said WERCBench Labs Managing Director Jacquin Davidson. “We’re certainly happy for Lane and congratulate him on this recognition from Forbes.”

On Thursday, December 14, Switched Source will be one of the six teams presenting at M-WERC’s third annual Demo Day. Take a look here at this quick video for highlights of our first demo day to get a sense of the event.

To learn more about WERCBench Labs and upcoming programs visit us at www.wercbench.com or email WERCBench@m-werc.org for more information.

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