Solar PV

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

A PV module being subjected to hail testing at Fraunhofer ISE.

Solar Photovoltaics Manufacturers Publish Their Ratings in Fraunhofer’s Durability Test

Buyers of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and solar PV manufacturers alike have a vested interest in the quality and the expected lifetime of a PV module. Rooftop modules will be exposed to a…

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