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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…


MassCEC Hosts 5th Annual Boston Cleanweb Hackathon

Fraunhofer CSE partner Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) organizes and hosts the 5thAnnual Boston Cleanweb Hackathon at LogMeIn in Boston’s Seaport District from April 1 to April 3. The Hackathon is a weekend-long…

Roofs of houses are not the only surfaces that can be equipped with solar photovoltaic (PV).

Truly Moving Solar

Europe’s largest solar research institute, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany and Fraunhofer CSE in Boston plan to integrate solar modules into trucks’ trailers. These modules will power…


Fraunhofer TechBridge launches SunRISE Challenge, seeking innovations in solar energy

The SunRISE TechBridge Challenge to Realize Innovation in Solar Energy is seeking innovations in materials and technologies that will reduce the cost of energy for photovoltaic (PV) systems, and consequently increase the penetration…

Fraunhofer CSE has won the U.S. Department of Energy's SHINES award on grid management research.

Fraunhofer CSE to Lead U.S. Department of Energy’s SHINES Project on Grid Management

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a Fraunhofer CSE-led team to carry out a $3.5M research project to design, develop, and deploy a sustainable and holistic system for grid integration of solar…

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