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Registration Open for Thermal Mass Workshop V, Clearwater Beach, FL

Fraunhofer CSE’s Building Enclosures expert Dr. Jan Kosny is hosting Thermal Mass Workshop V on current research and new applications in the areas of thermal storage and thermal stability of buildings in the…

Photo credit: Agri-Mark/Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Truck PV Study on Cabot Creamery Trucks

The study phase is beginning for solar PV integrated reefer truck rooftops. Fraunhofer CSE (in Boston, MA) and Fraunhofer ISE (in Freiburg Germany) are working in cooperation with Agri-Mark/Cabot Creamery Cooperative, based in…

VoltServer and Fraunhofer CSE are piloting Digital Electricity (DE)-integrated LEDs, which can bring the price of LED down by 30%. Photo courtesy of Quonset State Airport, Rhode Island.

Digitizing Electricity

LED lighting has a long lifetime and is highly efficient. Its initial cost, however, is approximately two times higher than the price for equivalent compact fluorescent lamps, which makes it difficult to replace…

Alliance to Save Energy, congressional staff members visit Fraunhofer CSE

Alliance to Save Energy, Congressional Staff Members Visit Fraunhofer CSE

In August a group of congressional staff members from Washington D.C. visited Fraunhofer CSE as part of a multi-day, energy efficiency-focused visit to Boston. The trip was organized by the Alliance to Save…

The SunRISE Challenge team awarding the 
Photo credit: Greentown Labs

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

On June 16 2016, the TechBridge Challenge partners DSM, Fraunhofer CSE, and Greentown Labs announced  five early-stage companies as winners of the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge, which was designed to identify innovations in solar…

Fraunhofer CSE demonstrated commercial-ready Plug and Play PV systems in Charlestown, MA, on June 16, 2016.

Fraunhofer CSE Presents Live Demo of Plug and Play PV to Advance Residential Solar

The Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE successfully demonstrated two installations of Plug and Play PV (photovoltaic solar) systems at its “2016 Demo Day” on June 16 at MassCEC’s Wind Technology…

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MassCEC Announces Winners of Boston 2016 Clean Web Haccelerator

This article is provided by Katie Dobbins from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). MassCEC is one of Fraunhofer CSE’s founding partners. MassCEC announced CivicArena as the grand prize winner of the 2016 Boston…

Inexpensive Aerogel Panes for Window Retrofit for ARPA-E SHIELD Project

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced in May that it was going to provide $31 million in funding for 14 projects as part of ARPA-E’s newest program: Single-Pane…

Fraunhofer CSE Helps to Develop Energy Efficient Window Thermal Control for ARPA-E SHIELD Project

On May 18th 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $31 million in funding for 14 projects as part of ARPA-E’s newest program: Single-Pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid…

Fraunhofer CSE Has Been Selected for a Building America Project!

A Fraunhofer CSE project, entitled “Physics-based Interval Data Models to Automate and Scale Home Energy Performance Evaluations“, has been selected for an award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program. Building…

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