U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Technology Roadmaps

This page contains links to DOE's Technology Roadmaps, multi-year plans outlining solid-state lighting goals, research and development initiatives aimed at accelerating technology advances and market penetration of solid-state lighting, and recent achievements. The following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. 

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program Plan
    Provides a description of activities the Department will undertake over the next several years, and includes an overview of the status of SSL technology, the current DOE SSL portfolio, and the technology R&D plan. (104 pages, April 2014—Updated May 2014)

  • Solid-State Lighting LED Manufacturing Roundtable Summary
    Summary of a meeting of LED experts to help identify high-impact task areas for the Manufacturing R&D Initiative, including task descriptions, discussion points, and presentation highlights. (14 pages, March 2014)

  • OLED Collaboration Session
    A recap of an OLED collaboration session, held in January 2014, to discuss the need for a collaborative R&D framework to accelerate advancements in OLED lighting technology and manufacturing, and to explore the different roles DOE and industry should play for improved collaboration. (5 pages, February 2014)

  • DOE Roundtable on OLED Lighting Industry Planning
    Summary of an OLED industry planning meeting to discuss the need for an OLED pilot production facility and/or R&D framework to accelerate developments in OLED lighting technology and manufacturing, the formation of a formal U.S. OLED lighting industry advocacy group, the development of OLED manufacturing and test standards, and DOE's role in facilitating discussion among OLED industry stakeholders. (14 pages, October 2013)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Manufacturing Roadmap
    Provides a description of activities the Department plans to undertake to accelerate manufacturing improvements that reduce costs and enhance the quality of SSL products, representing industry consensus on the expected evolution of SSL manufacturing, best practices, and opportunities for improvement and collaboration. (116 pages, September 2013)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program Plan
    Provides a description of activities the Department will undertake over the next several years, and includes an overview of the status of SSL technology, the current DOE SSL portfolio, the technology R&D plan, the SSL portfolio management plan, and the SSL portfolio evaluation plan. (89 pages, April 2013)

    • Solid-State Lighting R&D Roundtable Report
      Overview of two Roundtables hosted by DOE in Washington, D.C., in November 2012. Attendees from industry, universities, research institutions, and national laboratories were asked to provide insight on priority R&D needs. This input helps to shape the MYPP update process and the 2013 version. (47 pages, December 2012)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Manufacturing Roadmap
    Provides a description of activities the Department plans to undertake to accelerate manufacturing improvements that reduce costs and enhance the quality of SSL products, representing industry consensus on the expected evolution of SSL manufacturing, best practices, and opportunities for improvement and collaboration. (93 pages, August 2012)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program Plan
    Provides a description of activities the Department will undertake over the next several years, and includes an overview of the status of SSL technology, the current DOE SSL portfolio, the technology R&D plan, the SSL portfolio management plan, and the SSL portfolio evaluation plan. (137 pages, April 2012)

    • Solid-State Lighting R&D Roundtable ReportPDF
      Overview of two Roundtables hosted by DOE in Washington, D.C., in November 2011. Attendees from industry, universities, research institutions, and national laboratories were asked to provide insight on priority R&D needs. This input helps to shape the MYPP update process and the 2012 version. (35 pages, January 2012)

    • Solid-State Lighting BES/EERE Joint Roundtable ReportPDF
      Overview of two Roundtables hosted by DOE's Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in Bethesda, MD, in October 2011. Leading experts in solid-state lighting research who are supported by each program discussed opportunities for further advancement of SSL science and technology. This input helps to shape the MYPP update process and the 2012 version. (31 pages, December 2011)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Manufacturing RoadmapPDF
    Provides a description of activities the Department plans to undertake to accelerate manufacturing improvements that reduce costs and enhance the quality of SSL products, representing industry consensus on the expected evolution of SSL manufacturing, best practices, and opportunities for improvement and collaboration. (79 pages, July 2011)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program PlanPDF
    Provides a description of activities the Department will undertake over the next several years, and includes an overview of the status of SSL technology, the current DOE SSL portfolio, the technology R&D plan, the SSL portfolio management plan, and the SSL portfolio evaluation plan. (130 pages, March 2011—Updated May 2011)

    • Solid-State Lighting R&D Roundtable ReportPDF
      Overview of two Roundtables hosted by DOE in Washington, D.C., in November 2010. Attendees from industry, universities, research institutions, and national laboratories were asked to provide insight on priority R&D needs. This input helps to shape the MYPP update process and the 2011 version. (40 pages, January 2011)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Manufacturing RoadmapPDF
    Provides a description of activities the Department plans to undertake to accelerate manufacturing improvements that reduce costs and enhance the quality of SSL products, representing industry consensus on the expected evolution of SSL manufacturing, best practices, and opportunities for improvement and collaboration. (83 pages, July 2010)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program PlanPDF
    Provides a description of activities the Department will undertake over the next several years, and includes an overview of the status of SSL technology, the current DOE SSL portfolio, the technology R&D plan, the SSL portfolio management plan, and the SSL portfolio evaluation plan. (162 pages, March 2010)

    • Solid-State Lighting R&D Roundtable ReportPDF
      Overview of two Roundtables hosted by DOE in Washington, D.C., in November 2009. Attendees from industry, universities, research institutions, and national laboratories were asked to provide insight on priority R&D needs, and this input helped to shape the MYPP update process and the 2010 version. (39 pages, January 2010)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Manufacturing RoadmapPDF
    The end product of two stakeholder workshops sponsored by DOE in 2009, the Roadmap represents industry consensus on the expected evolution of SSL manufacturing, best practices, and opportunities for improvement and collaboration. (69 pages, September 2009)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program Plan FY'09-FY'15PDF
    Provides a description of activities the Department will undertake during FY'09 through FY'15, and includes an overview of the status of SSL technology, the current DOE SSL portfolio, the technology R&D plan, the SSL portfolio management plan, and the SSL portfolio evaluation plan. (193 pages, March 2009)

    • R&D Roundtable ReportPDF
      Overview of two Roundtables hosted by DOE in Washington, D.C., in September 2008. Attendees from industry, universities, research institutions, and national laboratories were asked to provide insight on priority R&D needs, and this input helped to shape the MYPP update process and the 2009 version.

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program Plan FY'09-FY'14PDF
    Provides a description of activities the Department will undertake during FY'09 through FY'14, and includes an overview of the status of SSL technology, the current DOE SSL portfolio, the technology R&D plan, the SSL portfolio management plan, and the SSL portfolio evaluation plan. (174 pages, March 2008)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program Plan FY'08-FY'13PDF
    Provides a description of activities the Department will undertake during FY'08 through FY'13, and includes an overview of the status of SSL technology, the current DOE SSL portfolio, the technology R&D plan, the SSL portfolio management plan, and the SSL portfolio evaluation plan. (144 pages, March 2007)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program Plan–January 2007 UpdatePDF
    Provides an update to the SSL R&D MYPP, including descriptions of activities the Department will undertake during FY'07 through FY'12. Includes an overview of the status of SSL technology, the current DOE SSL portfolio, the technology R&D plan, the SSL portfolio management plan, and the SSL portfolio evaluation plan. (134 pages, January 2007)

  • Basic Research Needs for Solid-State LightingPDF
    Report from DOE's Basic Energy Sciences Workshop on SSL, May 2006.  Examines the gap separating current state-of-the-art SSL technology from an energy-efficient, high-quality and economical SSL technology suitable for general illumination, and identifies the most significant fundamental scientific challenges and research directions that would enable that gap to be bridged (228 pages, September 2006)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program Plan - July 2006 UpdatePDF
    Provides an update to the Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program Plan sections 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 which describes the SSL funding mechanisms, and the current project portfolio. This update includes all awards up through July 2006. (7 pages, August 2006)

  • Solid-State Lighting R&D Multi-Year Program PlanPDF
    Provides a description of activities the Department will undertake during FY'07 through FY'12, and includes an overview of the status of SSL technology, the current DOE SSL portfolio, the technology R&D plan, the SSL portfolio management plan, and the SSL portfolio evaluation plan. (129 pages, March 2006)

  • 2005 Solid-State Lighting Program Planning Workshop ReportPDF
    Report from DOE's February 2005 program planning workshop to review and reprioritize DOE's SSL R&D portfolio. Summary of presentations and output from breakout discussion groups. (99 pages, April 2005)

  • Illuminating the Challenges: Solid-State Lighting Program Planning Workshop ReportPDF
    Report from DOE's November 2003 program planning workshop to review and reprioritize DOE's SSL R&D portfolio. Summary of presentations and output from break-out discussion groups on LEDs and OLEDs. (73 pages, February 2004)

  • Fundamental Research Needs in Organic Electronic MaterialsPDF
    Executive summary of May 2003 workshop to identify key scientific issues enabling the technological success of this class of materials. Jointly sponsored by DOE Basic Energy Sciences and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office. The full workshop report will be published in the Journal of Synthetic Materials. (5 pages, May 2003)

  • Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for General Illumination, Update 2002, An OIDA Technology RoadmapPDF
    Updated SSL roadmap for LEDs provides quantitative enumeration of key technology targets, prioritization of research challenges, and key decisions related to competing approaches. Also discusses lighting systems issues necessary to achieve mass penetration of LEDs in the marketplace. Co-sponsored by DOE, NEMA, and OIDA. (112 pages, November 2002)

  • Organic Lighting Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) for General Illumination, Update 2002, A OIDA Technology RoadmapPDF
    Updated SSL roadmap for OLEDs builds on the 2000 workshop, capturing updates from a second workshop in 2002 as well as some new information and detail on OLEDs. Co-sponsored by DOE and OIDA. (80 pages, August 2002)

  • The Promise of Solid-State Lighting for General IlluminationPDF
    SSL technology roadmap summarizes findings from an October 2000 LED workshop and a November 2000 OLED workshop. Co-sponsored by DOE and OIDA. (31 pages, 2001)