DOE Publishes 2022 SSL Manufacturing Status & Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO), within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), has published the 2022 DOE SSL Manufacturing Status & Opportunities document. The report examines high-priority opportunities to develop manufacturing technologies that will benefit energy-saving solid-state lighting (SSL) while also supporting an increased role in the global marketplace for U.S. manufacturing of lighting products.
Light-emitting diode (LED) technology has reached wide deployment quickly over the past 20 years and innovations have been ongoing. This rapid evolution in LEDs, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), and SSL-based luminaire products and systems presents opportunities to rethink how products and components are manufactured and to embed sustainable manufacturing processes and materials into the manufacturing supply chain.