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

Gadgets: Weniger ist mehr [Less is More].

Evers, M., Der Spiegel, January 5, 2018 . Smartphone, tablet, game console, flat screen TV: The home appliance zoo seems to have grown explosively recently. But...

The Upside to America's Gadget Infatuation.

Bullard, N., Minter, A.,, December 31, 2017 . Smartphones and tablets keep getting smaller, replacing energy-guzzling TVs and PCs while saving on raw materials.

Consumer Electronics in 2017: Fewer TVs, Less Energy.

Dillon, L., Cleantech Notes, December 14, 2017. The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems has completed a study, “Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics...

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.

Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in U.S. Homes in 2017

Urban, B., Roth, K., Singh, M., Howes, D. (2017). Boston: Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
Fraunhofer CSE was contracted for a third time in seven years by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) to conduct a...

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.