DOE Announces Selections for SSL R&D Funding Opportunity

June 13, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of solid-state lighting (SSL) projects to receive funding, in response to the SSL funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000973. These one- to two-year projects will focus on the areas of Core Technology Research, which involves the application of fundamental scientific concepts to SSL technology; and Product Development, which involves 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 nearly $10.5 million and leverages a cost-share contribution from each recipient, for a total public-private investment of more than $13.7 million. Although none of this year's selections focuses on U.S. Manufacturing R&D, DOE remains committed to funding SSL projects that accelerate SSL technology adoption through manufacturing innovations and improvements that reduce costs and enhance quality and consistency.

This is the ninth round of DOE funding for SSL Core Technology Research and Product Development. These efforts are part of DOE's initiative to accelerate the adoption of SSL technology through improvements that reduce costs and enhance product quality and performance.

Learn more about the selections.