DOE Publishes Updated SSL R&D Plan

May 1, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the 2014 edition of the Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP). This year's edition provides a description of the activities DOE plans to undertake over the next several years to implement its SSL mission, and informs the development of annual SSL R&D funding opportunities.

Widely referenced by industry and government both here and abroad, the MYPP reviews SSL technology status and trends for both LEDs and OLEDs and offers an overview of the current DOE SSL R&D project portfolio. While the entire MYPP was updated with the latest figures, some revisions were more extensive. For example, the Technology Status section for LEDs was reworked based on an efficacy target of 250 lm/W, with a deeper analysis of the three different architectures (phosphor-converted, color-mixed, and hybrid), and a section on SSL sustainability was added. For OLEDs, we included a more detailed analysis of efficacy for the different panel structures.

The R&D priorities identified in the MYPP were selected based on discussions during the 2014 SSL R&D Workshop in Tampa, FL; more-detailed discussions within a selected focus group; written input; and internal DOE discussions. DOE will continue to update the MYPP on an annual basis, with input from industry and academic partners as well as from workshop attendees, to incorporate new analysis, progress, and research priorities as science evolves.

Download a PDF of the updated MYPP.