Leaders in Energy Innovation Meet at TechBridge Innovation Showcase

Representatives from industry, state, and non-profit clean energy organizations gathered at the TechBridge Innovation Showcase at Fraunhofer CSE’s office on December 6, 2016 for an event that highlighted awardees of TechBridge—a program by…

State Representative Tom Golden Visits Fraunhofer CSE

Massachusetts State Representative Tom Golden, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, visited Fraunhofer CSE’s office on November 15. On a tour of the labs with the Center’s Executive Director…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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