Grid Modernization in Massachusetts Speaker Series

Our 2nd event, “Driving Energy Efficiency through Residential Scorecards”, is on June 12, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm.
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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

Fraunhofer CSE Hosts Expert Discussion on Residential Energy Scorecards.

PR Newswire, June 13, 2018. U.S. and German energy authorities discuss implementing residential scorecards

Research finds solar PV systems attached with adhesives actually improve building heating and cooling.

Crowell, C., solarbuildermag.com, June 4, 2018 . Attaching solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to roofs with high-performance adhesives can not only substantially reduce the...

Adhesive-based solar mounting systems actually keep buildings cooler, reduce HVAC expenses.

Pickerel, K., solarpowerworldonline.com, June 1, 2018 . Attaching solar PV panels to roofs with high-performance adhesives instead of complex racking systems can not only...

Upcoming Events

VII Konferencja Solina 2018.

June 19, 2018 - June 23, 2018. Rzeszow University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture. Dom Wypoczynkowy Atrium, Polanczyk, Poland.
Dr. Jan Kośny gives the conference opening presentation.

Intersolar North America..

July 10, 2018 - July 12, 2018. 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.

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...

Latest Presentations & Publications

The SunDial Framework: Enabling High Penetration Solar through the Integration of Energy Storage, Demand Management, and Forecasting.

Kromer, M., Roth, K., Yip, T., Zeifman, M. - June 10, 2018. World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7). IEEE. Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, HI.
Tsz Yip presented.

Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Thermal Performance of Residential Attics Containing Aerogel-based Radiant Barrier Systems.

Kosny, J. - May 9, 2018. 2018 RIMA International Conference. Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA). Marriott Los Sueňos Resort, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Jan Kośny is a keynote speaker.

Linseed oil as a natural modifier of rigid polyurethane foams

Czlonka, S., Bertino, M.F., Kosny, J., Strakowska, A., Maslowski, M., Strzelec, K. (2018). In: Industrial Crops and Products. 115 : Elsevier B.V., pp. 40-51.

Session: Better from A Distance: Saving Money and Improving Quality with Remote Techniques.

Roth, K. - April 23, 2018. 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show. Home Performance Coalition. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA.
Kurt Roth presents.