DOE releases updated multi-year plan for SSL R&D
The updated plan describes how the Department of Energy will spend the US government’s money to develop solid state lighting.
|Congressional Appropriation for SSL Portfolio, 2003-2009|
The PDF file of the updated Plan can be downloaded from the DOE’s SSL program website.
The document reviews significant R&D accomplishments in 2008, a new lighting competition announcement, and a recap of several major DOE-led government-industry meetings.
Additionally, the document provides information on current portfolio and funding opportunities, as well as an update on Congressional Appropriations for SSL as of March 2009. Funding of around $25 million is expected for FY 2009 - see graph.
Significant updates to the Technology Research and Development Plan include:
- revised definitions of components of a solid-state lighting luminaire to comply with IES standards
- a greater emphasis on luminaire issues in product development for both LEDs and OLEDs
- revised task structure and new priorities for core and product development tasks for both LEDs and OLEDs
- an updated list of technical, cost, and market barriers.