CSE intern installing a thermostat during a field deployment.

Simple and Intuitive Design, Human Behavior Drive Energy-Saving Technology Adoption

Fraunhofer CSE research shows that—in addition to the clever design of home energy management (HEM) technologies—especially human behavior is a key contributing factor to these products’ energy saving potential. Consequently, if designed in…

Mechanical Test Stand

Silicone Coatings: An Anti-Aging Elixir for Solar Cells

[A version of this article originally appeared in the July issue of the Fraunhofer Society’s Forschung Kompakt newsletter.] Sometimes, the success or failure of a technology comes down to a bare handful of…

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The 2012 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards

Yesterday, the Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and Siemens  announced the winners of the fifth Siemens Sustainable Community Awards, a program aimed at recognizing cities for their outstanding sustainability efforts….

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