Consumer Electronics in 2017: Fewer TVs, Less Energy

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems has completed a study, “Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in U.S. Homes in 2017,” the fourth in a series commissioned by the Consumer Technology Association, to…

Fraunhofer CSE Opens Energy Storage Integration Lab

Fraunhofer CSE celebrated the inauguration of its Energy Storage Integration Lab on December 5th, 2017. The CEO of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Stephen Pike, joined us to officially “cut the ribbon” to open…

Fraunhofer CSE Shines a Light on Energy Efficiency Day 2017

October 5th is Energy Efficiency Day 2017. On this day, for the second year in a row, a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities and others join together to showcase the…

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

Four early-stage companies are announced as the winners of the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II, which was designed to identify innovative solutions to reduce the levelized cost of electricity for photovoltaic (PV) systems. SunRISE…

Truck Rooftop Solar Study Results on Cabot Creamery Cheese Trucks in the U.S.

A three-month study phase has ended for solar photovoltaic (PV) integrated reefer truck rooftops in the United States. Fraunhofer CSE (in Boston, MA) and Fraunhofer ISE (in Freiburg Germany) worked in cooperation with…

Boston Remains Top Scoring City for Energy Efficiency in the U.S!

A recently released report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just scored cities across the United States for energy efficiency. Boston remains the top scoring city for energy efficiency, scoring…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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