Secretary Chu Announces Almost
Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced nearly $15 million to support eight new research and development projects that will accelerate the development and deployment of solid-state lighting technologies like LEDs and OLEDs. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light- emitting diodes (OLEDs) have the potential to be more energy- efficient than conventional incandescent lighting and can reportedly last up to 25 times as long. The projects selected are located in four states across the country and are focused on advancing core R&D goals, developing new products, and expanding domestic manufacturing capacity to help the U.S. remain competitive in this market.
The projects selected address a broad spectrum of research, development, and deployment for solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies and will leverage an additional $4 million in private sector funding.
Projects have been selected in the following three areas:
Core Technology Research ($4.3 million) - These projects will focus on filling technology gaps in LED and OLED development, improving scientific knowledge, and providing performance data for these technologies.
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