Projects and Publications
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems
Selected Smart Grid Projects
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 (PV), energy storage, and facility load management at the utility distribution scale in Massachusetts. Fraunhofer CSE, with National Grid, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), and other industry partners, will match the award, contributing $3.5M towards the project.
Plug-and-Play PV for American Homes
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is currently leading a multi-year research and development project funded by the DOE SunShot Initiative focusing on the development of plug-and-play solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that can be purchased, installed, and connected by homeowners without the need to engage outside consultants or contractors.
The Distributed Electrical Energy Systems group is developing an experimental microgrid testbed in Albuquerque, New Mexico that integrates solar PV, energy storage, controllable loads, and a highly configurable control platform. It is used to evaluate innovative hardware, system topologies, and control strategies.
"Advanced photovoltaic inverter functionality verification using 500kW Power Hardware-in-Loop (PHIL) complete system laboratory testing"
Mather, B, Kromer, M, and Casey, L.
Submitted for publication in the Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, Feb 2013.
"Grid Integration of Electronic Devices & Systems at Medium Voltage."
Casey, L, Levi, M, Nichols, S, Kromer, M, Mossoba, J, Huang, J, Hunt, G, Perkinson J, and Borowy, B.
Powercon 2012. Auckland, NZ
"Analysis of solar irradiance intermittency mitigation using constant DC voltage PV and EV battery storage
Mossoba, J, Kromer, M, Faill, P, Katz, S, Borowy, B, Nichols, S, Casey, L, Maksimovic, D, Traube, J, Lu, F.
Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), 2012. IEEE, Pp 1-6.