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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…


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…

Opening of Hannover Messe on April 25, 2016 with President Barack Obama. The U.S. are Partner Country of Hannover Messe 2016.
Photo: © 2016 Deutsche Messe AG

Fraunhofer USA Exhibits at Hannover Messe in Germany

Fraunhofer USA exhibits at the world’s largest industrial technology fair, Hannover Messe, Germany, from April 25 to April 29, 2016. Fraunhofer CSE’s Executive Director, Christian Hoepfner, presented Plug and Play PV for American…

NEWIEE Board Member and Fraunhofer CSE TechBridge Program Manager Dr. Jacquie Ashmore and NEWIEE Achievement Award winner Penni McLean-Conner, Chief Customer Office and Senior VP Customer Group of Eversource Energy.

Photo: © Jennifer MacNeil, JMP Marketing Solutions.

2016 NEWIEE Gala Awards Recognize Women’s Achievements in Energy and Environment

Fraunhofer CSE was a sponsor for the 2016 New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Gala Awards, which took place on April 14th, 2016, at the Colonade Hotel in Boston. NEWIEE…

Veteran solar PV module gives MIT and Fraunhofer CSE researchers rare insight into durability of solar PV. Module shown by courtesy of MIT.

Veteran Solar Panels Give Rare Insight into Durability

Professor Tonio Buonassisi and his team at the MIT Photovoltaics Research Laboratory are testing two veteran solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which give the researchers a rare insight into the durability of panels that…

Control room of grid operator ISO New England, Holyoke, Massachusetts
Photo: © ISO New England

The Human Aspect of Electric Grid Operation

Extreme weather events, technical and human failure, or sabotage (e.g., with weapons of mass destruction), can disrupt human infrastructure and impact the electrical grid, provoking cascading failures or blackouts that can affect millions…

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