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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…

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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TechBridge Challenge Seeks Solutions for Advanced Industrial Surfaces

Fraunhofer TechBridge has announced its latest Challenge on novel surface technologies that improve energy efficiency (press release). The TechBridge Challenge is an open platform that seeks emerging technologies to address specific innovation gaps,…

Fraunhofer CSE’s Boston Office Receives LEED Gold Certification

Fraunhofer CSE has received LEED Gold certification for its Boston office building – a 100-year-old former warehouse, which was retrofitted by Fraunhofer and its partners from 2010 to 2013. The $27m retrofit turned…

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 Center Director Discusses Democratization of Solar Energy at German American Conference 2015

Fraunhofer CSE’s Center Director, Dr. Christian Hoepfner, joined other panelists, including Richard Morgenstar, former U.S. Ambassador, and Philipp Steinberg, Chief of Staff to German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, to discuss energy policies at…

Fraunhofer CSE to Collaborate with University of New Mexico on 2015 NSF CRISP Grant

On September 14, 2015, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the twelve Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) Project winners at the White House Smart Cities Week kick-off event. The CRISP awards…

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,…

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