DOE announces funding opportunity for its SSL program

The US DOE has released a Product Development funding opportunity as the latest part of its solid-state lighting program.

Nov 24th, 2005

The U.S. Department of Energy has released its second Product Development funding opportunity as part of its Solid-State Lighting (SSL) program. The National Energy Technology Laboratory (Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program) is soliciting applications in support of this SSL program area.

SSL Product Development focuses on using the knowledge gained from basic or applied research to develop or improve commercially viable materials, devices, or systems.

The objective of this Product Development opportunityis to solicit applications from industrial organizations to examine certain high-priority product development activities that will advance the state-of-the-art of SSL used for general illumination applications.

Technical activities are to be focused on a targeted market application with fully defined price, efficacy, and other performance parameters necessary for success of the proposed product.

The defined areas of interest in this funding opportunity are: 1. LED Materials Issues – Device Materials 2. LED Device Issues – Optical 3. OLED Efficient Materials Development4. OLED Architectures that Improve Device Robustness, Lifetime, and Efficiency The application due date is January 17, 2006.

The release marks the second SSL Product Development funding opportunity offered in the last two years, and follows closely behind its sister opportunity for Core Technology Research.

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