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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 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…

Fraunhofer CSE Kicks-Off $10M Clean Energy Technologies Fundraising Initiative at Liquid Art House

Fraunhofer CSE kicked off its 3-year, $10m fundraising campaign with an evening at the Liquid Art House in Boston on November 10. Fraunhofer CSE’s Center Director, Dr. Christian Hoepfner, and Director of Strategy…

Fraunhofer CSE showcases Plug & Play PV Systems at Intersolar North America

From July 16-18, Fraunhofer CSE participated in Intersolar North America 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Drawing over 18,000 attendees, the 2015 Intersolar exhibition and conference focused on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies,…

Improving Electric Grid Stability through HVAC Chillers

By Leo Su – Former Fraunhofer CSE Fellow; Master’s Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Building Technology Lab Despite its enormous size, the North American electric power grid is, in fact, a finely tuned…

PEVs charging at CSE's solar research facility in Albuquerque.

CSE Takes DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge

In January, the US Department of Energy launched the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge, an initiative that encourages companies across the United States to offer charging opportunities to employees who own an electric vehicle….

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