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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…

Joseph Kennedy and CSE Managing Director Nolan Browne look at a Fraunhofer-developed phase change material.

Joseph Kennedy Tours the Building Technology Showcase

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting former Massachusetts Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy, II at our new headquarters in Boston. As the son of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Joseph Kennedy belongs to…

YShape’s HeatMeter is able to track energy consumption for oil and propane heat – a segment where reliable metering has been thin on the ground until now.

Making Oil Heat Count: Finding Thermal Efficiency with YShape’s HeatMeter

There aren’t a lot of times in my life that I have had to pay $1000 for a single bill. Yet that’s how much it cost to fill my heating oil tank in…

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Inside the Building Technology Showcase: Elevator

Fraunhofer CSE’s Building Technology Showcase is a far-reaching, energy-efficient retrofit of a 100-year-old historic structure in Boston’s Innovation District. In this new series, we look ‘under the hood’ to explore some of the…

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