|Shout out for these ecoWise decisions by the Department of Energy|
As part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to bolster U.S. competitiveness and help American families and businesses save money on their energy bills, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the availability of up to $10 million in funding for energy-saving lighting technologies. DOE will invest in projects to accelerate manufacturing research and development related to solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies—which use semiconductors to provide light in such devices as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)—in order to strengthen America’s position as a global manufacturing leader and help create jobs here at home.
With the promise of being more than ten times more efficient than incandescent lighting, LEDs and OLEDs will change the way we light our homes and businesses. By 2030, solid-state lighting could potentially reduce national lighting electricity use by one-fourth, which would save $15 billion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 21 million cars off the road.