U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Financial Opportunities
On November 29, 2012, DOE announced solid-state lighting funding opportunity DE-FOA-0000792. Up to $11 million in funding is directed toward the existing DOE SSL R&D program area of Manufacturing Research and Development.
Under this funding opportunity, DOE seeks applications for SSL manufacturing R&D projects that will achieve significant cost reductions through improvements in manufacturing equipment, processes, or monitoring techniques. Projects should address the technical challenges that must be overcome before prices fall to a level where SSL will become competitive with existing lighting on a first-cost basis. By advancing these activities, DOE can accelerate progress toward creating 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.
- DE-FOA-0000792: DOE Funding Opportunity for SSL U.S. Manufacturing R&D Support (Round 4). To view the complete funding opportunity, visit https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. CLOSED
The DOE SSL program strategy and direction remain unchanged, and DOE continues to also support SSL Core Technology Research and Product Development to improve the efficacy and quality of SSL. DOE's current focus on SSL manufacturing R&D is based on Congressional direction, and funding opportunity announcements in the areas of Core Technology and Product Development will be issued when DOE has a better idea of available funding.