The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of nine solid-state lighting (SSL) projects to receive funding, in response to the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001364 (“Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D – 2016”).
These 18- to 24-month projects will focus on the following existing DOE SSL R&D program areas:
•Core Technology Research—the application of fundamental scientific concepts to SSL technology
•Product Development—using the knowledge gained from basic or applied research to develop or improve commercially viable SSL materials, devices, or systems
Total DOE funding for the nine projects is more than $10.5 million and leverages a cost-share contribution from each recipient, for a total public-private investment of over $13.5 million.
This is the eleventh round of DOE funding for SSL core technology research and product development; no manufacturing projects were selected in this round. These efforts are part of DOE's initiative to accelerate the adoption of SSL technology through improvements that not only improve energy efficiency but also reduce costs and enhance product quality and performance. Find more information on the selections.