DOE Announces Selections for Solid-State Lighting Technical Information Network
March 19, 2007
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships to support the development of a Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Technical Information Network.
The DOE SSL Technical Information Network - comprised primarily of energy efficiency program sponsors, utilities, state and local energy offices, lighting trade groups, and others - will be designed to increase awareness of SSL technology, performance, and appropriate applications in target markets. The network will meet regularly to share information about solid-state lighting and to provide information to end-users such as retailers, builders, and consumers.
Solid-state lighting has the potential to more than double the efficiency of general lighting systems, saving energy costs for consumers and potentially reducing overall U.S. electricity consumption for lighting by roughly 33 percent, a savings greater than the energy consumed to illuminate all homes in the U.S. today, according to a recent DOE report, Energy Savings Potential of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications.
The Technical Information Network is a key component of DOE's national strategy to leverage DOE's $100 million investment in solid-state lighting R&D, and ensure that this investment pays off in commercial success by propelling solid-state lighting technology to the market.
In addition to the Technical Information Network, DOE provides leadership and support for the development of ENERGY STAR® criteria for solid-state lighting products. For more information about the DOE Solid-State Lighting Portfolio, visit: http://www.netl.doe.gov/ssl.