Solar PV

We Won’t Need a Lawn Full of Batteries

In a number of recent interviews, Fraunhofer CSE’s Executive Director Christian Hoepfner talked about his perspective on remaining barriers for the widespread adoption of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the U.S., the price of…

Fraunhofer CSE To Host Massachusetts Grid Modernization Talks

This Wednesday, we will kick off the first session of Fraunhofer CSE’s “Grid Modernization in Massachusetts” speaker series. With these talks, Fraunhofer CSE will bring together industry experts, researchers, policy makers, and thought…

Issue Brief: Solar Power Northeast 2018

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) was pleased to participate in this month’s Solar Power Northeast conference in Boston. We presented our research, development and demonstration work in photovoltaic modules, grid…

Massachusetts State Reps Visit Fraunhofer CSE’s Living Lab in South Boston

Last month, Fraunhofer CSE was honored to host Massachusetts State House Representatives Jon Hecht (29th Middlesex District) and Solomon Goldstein-Rose (3rd Hampshire District) as they toured our Living Lab in South Boston. We were excited to provide…

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…

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…

Demonstrating a Net-Zero Solar Energy Elevator in a Boston Office Building

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, working with elevator manufacturer thyssenkrupp, prepared a report detailing how they achieved a net-zero solar energy elevator system in a Boston office building. thyssenkrupp published the…

Fraunhofer TechBridge Launches SunRISE Challenge II in Partnership with DSM and Greentown Labs, Seeking Innovations in Solar Energy

Fraunhofer TechBridge is now accepting applications for SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II, in partnership with Royal DSM and Greentown Labs. The SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II is seeking solutions to increase the performance of solar…

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…

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