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SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II Winners Announced by DSM, Fraunhofer TechBridge™ and Greentown Labs

Four early-stage companies are announced as the winners of the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II, which was designed to identify innovative solutions to reduce the levelized cost of electricity for photovoltaic (PV) systems. SunRISE…

Map showing the utilities in the scorecard, denoting the top performers.

The Most Energy-Efficient Utilities Are in Massachusetts

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has published its first energy efficiency scorecard for utilities and has found “striking regional differences” across the U.S. Eversource Massachusetts and National Grid Massachusetts top…

Truck Rooftop Solar Study Results on Cabot Creamery Cheese Trucks in the U.S.

A three-month study phase has ended for solar photovoltaic (PV) integrated reefer truck rooftops in the United States. Fraunhofer CSE (in Boston, MA) and Fraunhofer ISE (in Freiburg Germany) worked in cooperation with…

Demonstrating a Net-Zero Solar Energy Elevator in a Boston Office Building

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, working with elevator manufacturer thyssenkrupp, prepared a report detailing how they achieved a net-zero solar energy elevator system in a Boston office building. thyssenkrupp published the…

Boston Remains Top Scoring City for Energy Efficiency in the U.S!

A recently released report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just scored cities across the United States for energy efficiency. Boston remains the top scoring city for energy efficiency, scoring…

Building Tech Forum 2017 Hosted at Fraunhofer CSE

On February 16, Fraunhofer CSE hosted the U.S. Green Building Council’s Building Tech Forum 2017: The Rise of the Smart Cities at CSE’s office and “Living Laboratory” for sustainable energy systems in South…

Fraunhofer TechBridge Launches SunRISE Challenge II in Partnership with DSM and Greentown Labs, Seeking Innovations in Solar Energy

Fraunhofer TechBridge is now accepting applications for SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II, in partnership with Royal DSM and Greentown Labs. The SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II is seeking solutions to increase the performance of solar…

Fraunhofer CSE Presents New Building Materials at BAU 2017, Munich

Fraunhofer CSE exhibited and presented results of its latest building energy efficiency research at BAU 2017, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials, and systems. The trade fair was held at Messe…

Leaders in Energy Innovation Meet at TechBridge Innovation Showcase

Representatives from industry, state, and non-profit clean energy organizations gathered at the TechBridge Innovation Showcase at Fraunhofer CSE’s office on December 6, 2016 for an event that highlighted awardees of TechBridge—a program by…

State Representative Tom Golden Visits Fraunhofer CSE

Massachusetts State Representative Tom Golden, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, visited Fraunhofer CSE’s office on November 15. On a tour of the labs with the Center’s Executive Director…

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