Research and Development for the Sustainable Energy Industry

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is an applied research and development laboratory that provides R&D and related services for industry and government clients, with focus in: 

Our mission is to foster economic development through the commercialization of clean energy technologies for the benefit of society.


New from the CSE Blog is a regularly updated look at CSE projects, partners, and the wider world of clean energy.


Deval Patrick at Fraunhofer CSECommonwealth’s Clean Energy Industry Continues to Grow

At a press event held at Fraunhofer CSE’s Building Technology Showcase yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick formally unveiled the 2013 Clean Energy Industry Report – the latest in a series of annual “report cards” commissioned by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to track the impact of the Commonwealth’s pro-green initiatives.

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Global Cleantech Meetup ReturnsNew Opportunities, New Connections: The Global Cleantech Meetup Returns

The 2013 Global Cleantech Meetup will take place from November 12th to 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center. As with last year’s event, we’re aiming to offer a lively mixture of networking opportunities, pitch sessions, and educational seminars from some of the best and brightest minds in the business.

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Latest Technical Publications

"A review of high R-value wood framed and composite wood wall technologies using advanced insulation techniques"

Jan Kosny, Andi Asiz, Ian Smith, Som Shrestha, Ali Fallahi

Energy and Buildings, Volume 72, Issue null, Pages 441-456

April 2014

"A Case for Thermostat User Models"

B. Urban, C. Gomez

13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association

Chambéry, France

August 26 - 28, 2013

"For Better or for Worse? Empirical Evidence of Moral Licensing in a Behavioral Energy Conservation Campaign"

V. Tiefenbeck, T. Staake, K. Roth, O. Sachs

Energy Policy, Volume 53

June 2013 

"The PV Durability Initiative"

C. Schmid, D. Meakin, G. S. Kinsey, C. Ferrara, S. Stecklum

PV Rollout 2013

Atlanta, GA

February 26 - 27, 2013

"Understanding a Potential for Application of Phase-Change Materials (PCMs) in Building Envelopes"

J. Kosny, E. Kossecka

ASHRAE 2013 Winter Conference 

Dallas, TX

January 26 - 30, 2013


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