The Energy Department announced nearly $10 million to support research, development, and manufacturing of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies across the country. This funding will help accelerate the development of LED and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products to reduce lighting energy use.
DOE-supported research and development over the past 10 years has helped accelerate SSL technology deployment, yielding an energy savings of $675 million in 2012, according to the agency.
Today, available LED technology is about 150 lumens per watt; the Energy Department’s target is 250 lumens per watt – a 75% increase.
Today’s funding opportunity is open to applications in the following areas:
- Core Technology Research;
- Product Development;
- US Manufacturing.
The Department will make available up to $10 million for projects from industry, academia, and national labs.