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Swedish Energy Agency Partners With The Lighting Research Center
December 16, 2010

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) welcomes the Swedish Energy Agency as the newest member of the LRC Partners Program, which is designed to coordinate the efforts of public and private organizations to advance lighting research, education, and technology.

Headquartered in Eskilstuna, the Swedish Energy Agency is a government organization focused on Sweden’s national energy policy issues and promoting the development of an energy infrastructure that is environmentally and economically sustainable. 

The LRC will work with the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) to enhance and supplement SEA’s energy efficiency research and outreach education efforts, as well as explore the development of new technology opportunities in such areas as daylight harvesting and solid-state lighting. The partnership also is in alignment with the SEA’s broader international scope of energy research collaborations to increase use of renewable energy sources and develop new, more efficient energy technologies and systems.
 
“We are excited to have the opportunity to welcome another member into the LRC Partners Program to work toward more energy-efficient and effective lighting practice,” said LRC Director Mark Rea, Ph.D. “The LRC will support the Swedish Energy Agency’s goal of becoming the lighting research and education hub for all of Sweden.”
 
“The Swedish Energy Agency looks forward to collaborating with the Lighting Research Center to enhance our efforts to promote efficient and sustainable use of lighting,” said Andres Muld, Head of the Energy Efficient Department, The Swedish Energy Agency.
 
In addition to the Swedish Energy Agency, current LRC partners include AES Latin America, California Energy Commission, Con Edison, GE Lighting, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Inc., Philips Lighting, Philips Professional Luminaires North America, United States Environmental Protection Agency, WattStopper, and Xcel Energy.

About the Swedish Energy Agency

The Swedish Energy Agency is a government agency for national energy policy issues. The Agency’s headquarters are in Eskilstuna and it has around 250 employees. Its mission is to promote the development of Sweden’s energy system so that it will become ecologically and economically sustainable. For more information, visit www.energimyndigheten.se/en/.
 

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