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DOE Announces Round 4 Funding Opportunity for Solid-State Lighting U.S. Manufacturing Support LIGHTimes News Staff


December 4, 2012…The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) funding opportunity on November 29, 2012. The DOE is offering up to $11 million in funding directed toward the existing DOE SSL R&D program area of Manufacturing Research and Development, to establish the U.S. as a global manufacturing leader.

The DOE is seeking applications for SSL manufacturing R&D projects under this funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0000792). Specifically the DOE is seeking project that will achieve significant cost reductions through improvements in manufacturing equipment, processes, or monitoring techniques. These 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. The goal of the program is to 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. Applications for this funding opportunity are due by February 21, 2013. For more information on the new funding opportunity, visit .


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