Case Western Reserve University announced that it is teaming up with industry on research to dramatically improve the productive lifetime of solar energy technologies, energy-efficient lighting, roofing, building exteriors and more. The collaboration is receiving help from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission, which recommended a $2.9 million grant to help fund the Solar-Durability and Lifetime Extension Center at Case. Awarded under the Third Frontier Wright Projects Program, the S-DLE Center will include new labs and a sun farm on campus.