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 USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE (Fraunhofer 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 Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit contract R&D organization. Fraunhofer USA Inc. works closely with 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

Can America bring low-cost solar panels to every rooftop?.

Hoepfner, C., lowellsun.com, July 17, 2018 . Few energy technologies capture the public's imagination like solar power. The ever-present sun is so powerful, it has...

A low-cost solar panel for every American rooftop?.

Hoepfner, C., berkshireeagle.com, July 6, 2018 . Few energy technologies capture the public's imagination like solar power. The ever-present sun is so powerful, it has...

Low-cost solar could soon let more Americans capture energy from the sun.

Hoepfner, C., bangordailynews.com, July 2, 2018 . Few energy technologies capture the public’s imagination like solar power. The ever-present sun is so powerful, it has...

Upcoming Events

IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting.

August 5, 2018 - August 9, 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR.
In typical load shape analysis, many different clustering methods have been used to segment customers, interpret...

Solar Power International.

September 24, 2018 - September 27, 2018. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.
Matt Kromer presents. Fraunhofer CSE exhibits at booth 393 (hall A).

Horizon18.

October 10, 2018 - October 11, 2018. World Climate Ltd., NECEC, & MassCEC. Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA.

Latest Presentations & Publications

Can America bring low-cost solar panels to every rooftop?

Hoepfner, C. (2018). Lowell: lowellsun.com.
Few energy technologies capture the public's imagination like solar power. The ever-present sun is so powerful, it has...

Using Communicating Thermostat Data to Automate and Scale Home Energy Performance Evaluations.

Roth, K. - July 12, 2018. EPRI Workshops on Advanced Energy Communities & Smart Thermostats and Customer Connected Devices. Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA.
Kurt Roth presents in the Workshop on Smart Thermostats and Connected Devices.

Enabling High Penetration Solar with Integrated Energy Storage, Demand Management, and Forecasting.

Kromer, M. - July 11, 2018. Intersolar North America. Solar Promotion GmbH & Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH. Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.
Matt Kromer presents at the session on "PV Power Plants: PV + ees System", West Hall Level 3, Room 3011.

A low-cost solar panel for every American rooftop?

Hoepfner, C. (2018). Pittsfield: berkshireeagle.com.
Few energy technologies capture the public's imagination like solar power. The ever-present sun is so powerful, it has...