Fraunhofer CSE

CSE is a one of seven centers of Fraunhofer USA, a non-profit subsidiary of Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe's largest contract R&D organization.

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Plug and Play PV systems

A pathway to install PV faster, more easily, and safely
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SHINES and SunDial

Grid Integration at the Utility Distribution Level

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CleanTech Notes

A Fraunhofer CSE blog
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Building Technology Showcase

Visit the Living Laboratory
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TechBridge Program

Fraunhofer TechBridge performs customized technical validation work for startups, paving the way for groundbreaking energy companies to attract funding, partnerships, and customers.
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Building tomorrow’s energy future today

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) accelerates the adoption of sustainable energy technologies through scientific research and engineering innovation. Our staff’s expertise in solar photovoltaics, smart energy-efficient buildings, and grid technologies provides a platform for deeply integrating distributed energy resources through collaborative R&D with private companies, government entities, and academic institutions. Fraunhofer CSE is one of seven centers of Fraunhofer USA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit contract R&D organization, a subsidiary of Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe's largest contract R&D organization.

Project Spotlight

SHINES and SunDial

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a Fraunhofer CSE-led team to carry out a $3.5M, three-year research project to design, develop, and demonstrate an integrated system of solar photovoltaic ...
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Recent News

Fraunhofer CSE Opens Energy Storage Integration Lab.

Dillon, L., Cleantechnotes.com, December 5, 2017. Fraunhofer CSE celebrated the inauguration of its Energy Storage Integration Lab on December 5th, 2017. The CEO of...

DSM fast-tracks start up innovations in solar PV technology through SunRISE II acceleration program - announces investments and collaborations.

Staff, Publicnow.com, November 30, 2017 . DSM, Greentown Labs and Fraunhofer TechBridgehost SunRISE II Solar Summit, bringing together solar industry leaders and...

United States Patent: Methods and system for nonintrusive load monitoring.

Zeifman, M., United States Patent Office, November 14, 2017 . Identification and tracking of major electric appliances by using aggregate power data obtained at the main breaker...

Upcoming Events

Solar Power Northeast.

February 5, 2018 - February 6, 2018. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA.

BuildingEnergy Boston.

March 8, 2018 - March 9, 2018. NESEA Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA.

BEST5 Conference on Building Enclosure Science and Technology.

April 15, 2018 - April 18, 2018. National Institute of Building Sciences BETEC, BEC. Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA.
The conference organizers are seeking abstracts for papers for presentation at the BEST5 Conference on Building...

Latest Presentations & Publications

An innovative practical battery thermal management system based on phase change materials: Numerical and experimental investigations

Lazrak, A., Fourmigué, J., Robin, J. (2018). In: Applied Thermal Engineering. 128 : Elsevier, pp. 20-32.

United States Patent: Methods and system for nonintrusive load monitoring

Zeifman, M. (2017). : United States Patent Office.
Identification and tracking of major electric appliances by using aggregate power data obtained at the main breaker...

Designing for Customer-centric Residential DLC DR Utility Programs.

Abreu, J., Pike, B. - November 13, 2017. PLMA Peak Load Management 36th Conference. Hyatt Regency Cambridge. Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.

Estimation of Physical Buildings Parameters Using Interval Thermostat Data.

Lazrak, A., Zeifman, M. - November 9, 2017. 4th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys 2017) . ACM. Aula Conference Centre, Delft, Netherlands.
Amine Lazrak presented.