As part of the ongoing effort to reduce national energy consumption through high-efficiency building technologies, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the availability of up to $15 million in funding to advance research, development, and market adoption of Solid-State Lighting (SSL) technologies. The department will select two to eight projects that will help accelerate the adoption of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic LED (OLED) products, which have the potential to significantly reduce energy use and limit carbon emissions.
DOE is soliciting SSL manufacturing R&D projects that will achieve significant cost reductions through improvements in manufacturing equipment, processes, or monitoring techniques. This will allow DOE to accelerate the creation of a U.S.-led market for high-efficiency light sources that save more energy, reduce costs, and have less environmental impact than conventional light sources.
The FOA is open to applications in the following program areas:
- LED Luminaire/Module Manufacturing
- LED Driver Manufacturing
- LED Test and Inspection Equipment
- Tools for Epitaxial Growth of LEDs
- LED Wafer Processing Equipment
- LED Packaging
- LED Phosphor Manufacturing and Application
- OLED Deposition and Patterning Equipment
- Integrated Manufacturing and Quality Control of OLEDs
- OLED Materials Manufacturing
- Back-End OLED Panel Fabrication
For more information on DOE's Solid-State Lighting Program, visit the Solid-State Lighting Web site.