The GRid-Connected Advanced Power Electronics Systems, or GRAPES as it is called, has announced that a new industry partner has joined the center, Koontz Electric Company Inc.

Koontz Electric joins 17 other industrial partners and one government partner in supporting the research of nine faculty members at the University of Arkansas and the University of South Carolina in this area.

For the last three years, the University of Arkansas has partnered with the University of South Carolina to operate GRAPES, one of the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers.