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BEST5 Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) is holding the BEST5 Conference on Building Enclosure Science and Technology from April 15-April 18, 2018 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel,…

Registration Open for Thermal Mass Workshop V, Clearwater Beach, FL

Fraunhofer CSE’s Building Enclosures expert Dr. Jan Kosny is hosting Thermal Mass Workshop V on current research and new applications in the areas of thermal storage and thermal stability of buildings in the…

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 Presents Live Demo of Plug and Play PV to Advance Residential Solar

The Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE successfully demonstrated two installations of Plug and Play PV (photovoltaic solar) systems at its “2016 Demo Day” on June 16 at MassCEC’s Wind Technology…

Fraunhofer CSE Has Been Selected for a Building America Project!

A Fraunhofer CSE project, entitled “Physics-based Interval Data Models to Automate and Scale Home Energy Performance Evaluations“, has been selected for an award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program. Building…

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 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…

Participants included Massachusetts-based start-ups like Bandgap Engineering.

DOE’s SunShot Incubator Event Showcases Solar Innovation

On Wednesday, June 26th, Fraunhofer CSE partnered with the US Department of Energy to host 20 companies from the DOE’s SunShot Incubator program at our new Building Technology Showcase in the Boston Innovation District. This networking event…

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….

Team members gather in the main conference room of the Building Technology Showcase.

Kicking Off “Plug-and-Play” Solar, CSE Hosts First SunShot Project Meeting

Yesterday marked the official kickoff of our five-year, $11.7M research effort into “plug-and-play” solar systems for the US residential market. Funded by the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, this project will explore technologies…

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