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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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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