DOE Announces Selections for SSL Manufacturing R&D Funding Opportunity

June 4, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of five projects for solid-state lighting (SSL), in response to the SSL Manufacturing R&D funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000792. These two-year projects will focus on achieving significant cost reductions while maintaining quality by improving manufacturing equipment, processes, or monitoring techniques. Total DOE funding for the five projects is $10.1 million and leverages a matching $10.1 million investment from the five companies, for a total public-private investment of $20.2 million.

This is the fourth round of DOE investments in solid-state lighting manufacturing projects. These efforts are part of DOE's initiative to accelerate the adoption of SSL technology through improvements that reduce costs while maintaining product quality and performance. They will play an important role in encouraging U.S.-based manufacturing of SSL technologies—creating jobs, boosting exports, and promoting America's role as a leader in energy efficiency. Find more information about the selections.