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4 Startups To Watch: New York Energy Week 2014

New York Energy Week 2014 video by ConEdison   By Johanna Wolfson, Techbridge Program Manager Last week the 2nd annual New York Energy Week kicked off with a series of events all around…

From Left to Right: Prof. Dr. Georg Rosenfeld, President of Fruanhofer USA; Rolf Schuette, German Consul General for the New England States in Boston; Maeve Vallely Bartlett, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA); Dr. Christian Hoepfner, Director of Fraunhofer CSE; Dr. Philipp Ackermann, Deputy Ambassador of Germany to the US; Deval Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and Mihn Le,  Director of the Solar Energy Technologies Office at the DOE.  ©Fraunhofer CSE

Fraunhofer CSE Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Living Laboratory

On June 11, 2014, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) celebrated the Grand Opening of its Boston headquarters, a “living laboratory” for studying solar and energy efficiency technologies. The Grand Opening brought…

Tracking the Duck Curve: Fraunhofer CSE’s Kinsey featured on SolarCurator

With more people moving towards solar in efforts to replace fossil-fuel electricity generation, questions are arising about how to deal with the ‘Duck Curve’ effect. In his first post for SolarCurator.com, Fraunhofer CSE…

Governor Patrick tours Fraunhofer CSE's solar research labs.

Commonwealth’s Clean Energy Industry Continues to Grow

At a press event held at Fraunhofer CSE’s Building Technology Showcase yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick formally unveiled the 2013 Clean Energy Industry Report – the latest in a series of annual “report…

Pitch sessions from innovative companies form the core of the Meetup event.

New Opportunities, New Connections: The Global Cleantech Meetup Returns

Last year, the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) joined forces with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Massachussetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC), and the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC)…

Building 592 is fitted with vacuum insulated panels (VIPs) in the summer of 2012.

CSE Test Site Sees New Life as Cafe and Bakery

Field deployments are an essential part of the work we do here at Fraunhofer CSE, allowing our researchers to evaluate innovative client technologies under real-world conditions. The scope of these deployments varies depending…

Participants included Massachusetts-based start-ups like Bandgap Engineering.

DOE’s SunShot Incubator Event Showcases Solar Innovation

On Wednesday, June 26th, Fraunhofer CSE partnered with the US Department of Energy to host 20 companies from the DOE’s SunShot Incubator program at our new Building Technology Showcase in the Boston Innovation District. This networking event…

PEVs charging at CSE's solar research facility in Albuquerque.

CSE Takes DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge

In January, the US Department of Energy launched the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge, an initiative that encourages companies across the United States to offer charging opportunities to employees who own an electric vehicle….

AR Software Developer Paul Girardo demonstrates one of the building's AR markers.

Touring the BTS, One Group at a Time

With the move to our new location in Boston’s Innovation District now over, we’re starting to open our doors to outside groups eager to get a first look at the Building Technology Showcase….

Team members gather in the main conference room of the Building Technology Showcase.

Kicking Off “Plug-and-Play” Solar, CSE Hosts First SunShot Project Meeting

Yesterday marked the official kickoff of our five-year, $11.7M research effort into “plug-and-play” solar systems for the US residential market. Funded by the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, this project will explore technologies…

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