A Manufacturing Revolution for the LED Lighting Industry

Western business investments in local manufacturing facilities have been declining since the 1980s due to partnering with contract manufacturers in Asia. But with increasing and hidden costs in Asia, companies are now seeking to bring manufacturing back home. When also

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Solar Lighting Could Create 2 Million Jobs in Developing Countries

BERKELEY, Calif. — A shift to solar LED systems and away from fuel-based lighting in the developing world may spur economic development as well as environmental improvements, creating an estimated 2 million solar-based jobs in some of the world’s poorest

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GE Announces Deals Worth Over $1.4 Billion With Saudi Arabia

GE said its agreement with the Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Co.would see it help develop industry and manufacturing in the kingdom, as well as create jobs for Saudi youth. Other projects, which GE did not offer monetary values for, include

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Manufacturers Seeking to Launch New Facilities in China May Be Eligible for Up To $800,000 USD Grant Plus Incentives

A new grant program has been launched by the China Overseas Scholars Pioneer Park Alliance (COSPPA). Manufacturers seeking to open new R&D + manufacturing facilities in China may be eligible for grants between $150,000 to $800,000 USD. Advanced energy-efficient lighting

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Made in NJ Day Shows Manufacturers Making It Here

“Every day, New Jersey manufacturers go up against competitors from across the United States and around the globe and still come out on top,” NJBIA President Michele Siekerka said. “Today was their chance to tell their stories to policymakers and

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DOE Financial Opportunities

DOE financial opportunities for solid-state lighting (SSL) include competitive solicitations, grants, and other federal funding mechanisms to advance innovative, energy-saving SSL technologies.The DOE SSL program supports research and development of promising SSL technologies through annual competitive solicitations that cover three areas: 1)     

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DOE White Paper: Keeping Manufacturing in the United States

Reversing the trend of off-shore SSL manufacturing would have a significant impact on the U.S. economy through the retention of tens of thousands of jobs and of technical expertise and capability, and the creation of new jobs. It could boost

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DOE White Paper “Keeping Manufacturing in the United States”

The solid-state lighting industry is steadily growing and establishing a manufacturing presence here at home. Solid-state lighting was not only born of U.S. ingenuity and R&D, but is riding the crest of a worldwide trend toward greater energy efficiency. This

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News Updates for the Week of August 29

1.    OUCH! More Bad Economic News – Gross domestic product growth rose at annual rate of 1.0 percent the Commerce Department said, a downward revision of its prior estimate of 1.3 percent.  In the first quarter, the economy advanced just

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