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DOE Offers $4 Million for Solid-State Lighting Research
August 29, 2005
DOE announced on August 29th a solicitation totaling roughly $4 million for
applied research into solid-state lighting technologies, which include
light-emitting diodes (LEDs), organic LEDs (OLEDs), and light-emitting
polymers. The solicitation seeks to advance the development of solid-state
lighting technologies that can compete in the general
illumination market and deliver significant energy savings.
Breakthroughs in LED and OLED technologies are already leading to
better quality, more energy-efficient white-light sources that could
ultimately replace many incandescent and fluorescent lamps.
See the DOE press release.
DOE currently has two solicitations for solid-state lighting: one is
open to most research organizations and the second is open only to DOE
national laboratories. For each solicitation, DOE expects to provide
$3.75 million to two to five awardees over the next three years. Both
solicitations focus on four areas of interest: high-efficiency
semiconductor materials for LEDs, novel LED designs, high-efficiency
OLED materials, and novel methods to encapsulate and package OLEDs.
Both solicitations close on October 18th.
See the "Solid-State Lighting Core Technologies" solicitation,
the "Research Call to DOE National Laboratories" (PDF 483 KB),
and the Solid-State Lighting page of DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory Web site. Download Adobe Reader.