Fraunhofer CSE

Fraunhofer CSE is a one of seven centers of Fraunhofer USA, who works closely with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe's largest contract R&D organization.

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Re-imagine Hydrogen

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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

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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 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

Northeast innovation ecosystem leaders Fraunhofer TechBridge, Urban Future Lab and Greentown Labs launch the H2 Refuel Accelerator, sponsored by Shell and Toyota.

Fraunhofer USA, PR Newswire, January 18, 2019. Seeking innovations for the adoption of hydrogen infrastructure and supply chain technologies

What materials are future buildings made of?.

Fraunhofer USA,, December 5, 2018. Fire, cold, heat, water, ice - building materials have to withstand a variety of different conditions while also...

Energy Experts and Officials Discuss Proposed Residential Energy Scorecard in South Boston.

Fraunhofer CSE,, June 20, 2018. Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumption in the U.S., residential buildings for 20%. To make home energy...

Upcoming Events

Latest Presentations & Publications

New Noncorrosive Phenolic Foam.

Kosny, J. - January 18, 2019. BAU 2019. Messe Munchen, Munich, Germany.
When phenolic foam was first used in North American buildings, it was acidic with a pH level of below 3.0. This led to...

New trends in solar: A comparative study assessing attitudes towards the adoption of rooftop solar

Abreu, J., Wingartz, N., Hardy, N. (2019). In: Elsevier - Energy Policy. 128 : Elsevier, PP. 347-363.
The factors affecting the adoption of conventional solar PV have been broadly addressed in the recent literature....

Thermal impact of adhesive-mounted rooftop PV on underlying roof shingles

Shukla, N., Watts, A., Honeker, C., Hill, M., Kosny, J. (2018). In: Solar Energy. 174 : Elsevier Ltd., pp. 957-966.
Adhesive mounting of residential rooftop photovoltaics (PV) is an alternative to traditional rack mounting that reduces...

Session: C16.21 TG on C1340 Standard Practice for Estimation of Heat Gain or Loss Through Ceilings Under Attics Containing Radiant Barriers by Use of a Computer Program .

Shukla, N. - October 23, 2018. ASTM International: C16 Thermal Insulation. ASTM International. Washington Hilton, International Ballroom East, Table 4, Washington, D.C..
Nitin Shukla is session chair.