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Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

Fraunhofer TechBridge launches SunRISE Challenge, seeking innovations in solar energy, in partnership with DSM and Greentown Labs

Press Release   02.11.2016

 

Boston, Massachusetts - February 11, 2016 – Fraunhofer TechBridge is now accepting applications for the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge, in partnership with Royal DSM and Greentown Labs. The SunRISE TechBridge Challenge is seeking innovations in materials and technologies that will enable the reduction of levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for photovoltaic (PV) systems, and consequently increase the penetration of affordable PV.  Solar energy has become an important source in the global energy mix over the past decade. For solar energy to reach grid parity and become cost competitive with fossil fuel-based generation on a global scale, it is necessary to lower the LCOE of solar PV.

 

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Fraunhofer CSE-led team wins Energy Department SHINES award to integrate solar PV, energy storage, and facility load management at utility distribution scale

Press Release   01.19.2016

 

Boston, Massachusetts - January 19, 2016 – A Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE)-led team has been selected for a $3.5M Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The three-year award will be used to design, develop, deploy a fully functional and integrated photovoltaic (PV), energy storage, and a facility load management system at the utility distribution scale and demonstrate in Massachusetts for at least one year. Fraunhofer CSE, with National Grid and its industry and state government partners, will match the award and put $3.5M towards the project.

 

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Fraunhofer TechBridge Announces Challenge Seeking Advanced Surface Technologies for Improving Industrial Energy Efficiency

Press Release   01.14.2016

 

Boston, Massachusetts - January 14, 2016 – Fraunhofer TechBridge is now accepting applications for its newest TechBridge Challenge, presented in collaboration with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. This TechBridge Challenge seeks novel surface technologies that improve energy efficiency through new material formulations, manufacturing methods, deposition techniques, or other innovations that can achieve significant energy improvements in petroleum and chemical processing plants.

 

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Fraunhofer CSE Announces ThermoAura as Winner of the TechBridge Efficient Manufacturing Challenge

Press Release   12.09.2014

 

Boston, Massachusetts - December 9, 2014 – The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainability Energy Systems CSE is pleased to announce ThermoAura as the winner of the TechBridge Efficient Manufacturing Challenge.

 

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Fraunhofer CSE Celebrates the Opening of its Living Laboratory

Press Release   06.17.2014

 

Boston, Massachusetts - June 17, 2014 – The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) celebrated the Grand Opening of its Boston headquarters, a “living laboratory” for studying solar and energy efficiency technologies, this past Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

 

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Fraunhofer CSE selects XTRLS as 2014 TechBridge Microgrid Challenge Winner

Press Release   05.16.14

 

Boston, MA – May 16, 2014 – The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is pleased to announce XTRLs International Inc. (XTRLs) as the winner of the 2014 TechBridge Microgrid Challenge.

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Fraunhofer CSE's TechBridge Challenge Seeks Efficient Manufacturing Solutions 

Press Release   04.03.14

 

Boston, MA – April 3, 2014 – The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems is awarding technology validation and development services for innovative solutions that significantly reduce water, energy, and material demands in manufacturing processes. The deadline for submissions is April 23, 2014.

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Fraunhofer CSE Announces Leadership Changes

Press Release   11.11.13

 

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) has announced the appointment of Dr. Christian Hoepfner, the Center’s current Scientific Director, to Center Director. Dr. Hoepfner succeeds Mr. Nolan Browne, who founded the Center in 2008 and has served as its Managing Director since that time. 

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Fraunhofer CSE's TechBridge Challenge Seeks Innovative Microgrid Solutions

Press Release   10.07.13

 

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the first in a series of TechBridge Challenges – solicitations intended to uncover, screen, and validate technologies from promising early-stage sustainable energy companies.

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Fraunhofer CSE and Fraunhofer ISE Joint Testing Venture Ranks Performance of PV Modules

Press Release   06.18.13

 

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE in Boston and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg announce the release of the first report from their PV Durability Initiative (PVDI).

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Broadway Electrical and Partners Bandgap Engineering and Fraunhofer USA Announce Award for Nanowire Solar Technology Testing

Press Release   05.24.13

 

Broadway Electrical, a leading full service electricalconstruction company based in Dorchester, announced that its partnership with Bandgap Engineering and Fraunhofer USA had been awarded an ‘InnovateMass’ grant by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to field-test new nanowire solar technology being developed by Bandgap. 

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Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Honored by Boston Mayor Tom Menino

Press Release   05.14.13

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) was selected by Mayor Tom Menino as a 2013 Greenovate Boston Award recipient at a ceremony held at Boston University earlier today. 

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