These are Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's latest Funding Opportunity Projects.
The Energy Department awarded more than $54 million – leveraging approximately an additional $17 million in cost share from the private sector – for 13 projects across the country to advance transformational technologies and materials that can help American manufacturers dramatically increase the energy efficiency of their operations and reduce costs.
The Energy Department awarded more than $7 million for three innovative lighting projects at companies in California, Michigan, and North Carolina that aim to lower the cost of manufacturing high-efficiency solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies like light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
The Energy Department awarded $2.4 million for five hydrogen refueling projects at companies in California, Connecticut, and Illinois that aim to analyze and improve research and development of hydrogen refueling technologies including Advanced High-Pressure Electrolyzers.
The Energy Department announced new investments for 21 projects, spanning 13 states for a total of $56 million over three years, to further advance cutting-edge concentrating solar power technologies (CSP). The research projects, conducted in partnership with private industry, national laboratories, and universities, support the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, a collaborative national effort to make solar power cost-competitive with traditional energy sources by the end of the decade.