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Roofs of houses are not the only surfaces that can be equipped with solar photovoltaic (PV).

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…

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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 has won the U.S. Department of Energy's SHINES award on grid management research.

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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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 Dr. Christian Hoepfner was a featured panelist at the German American Conference at Harvard.

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…

Dr. Johanna Wolfson highlighted how the TechBridge model helps accelerate the commercialization of innovation sustainable energy technologies.

Fraunhofer TechBridge Showcased at the SolarMX Conference

Fraunhofer CSE’s Dr. Johanna Wolfson was a featured panelist at Solar Energy Tech & Innovation in Mexico, a day-long conference in Mexico City. The goal of the workshop was to bring together representatives…

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Fraunhofer CSE Hosts Installers, Municipality Reps at Plug & Play PV Systems Progress Demo

On October 22nd, Fraunhofer CSE welcomed representatives of inspection services from various towns, utilities, and solar installation companies to the MassCEC Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, MA, for the Plug & Play…

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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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MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team to drive 2000 mi. across Australian Outback

For most, driving 2000 miles across the Australian Outback is a pipe dream. For the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team (SEVT), it’s a reality and they plan to do it in their student-built,…

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