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) 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, a 501(c)(3) non-profit contract R&D organization. Fraunhofer USA 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

The PV Innovation Race is On.

Arbitman, N., Solarwakeup.com, May 10, 2018 . Like many of you, I’ve committed my career to the cleantech industry because of the moral imperative to accelerate the...

Fraunhofer CSE Launches 2018 Roundtable Speaker Sessions on Grid Modernization with "International Insights to Meet 2050 Carbon Goals" Event.

PR Newswire, April 26, 2018. U.S. and German Energy Experts, State and Utility Representatives Discuss the Future of the Electric Grid

Getting to grid modernization: Delivering electricity in an era of fluctuating power sources.

Hoepfner, C., Nouel, C., CommonWealth Magazine, April 17, 2018 . In Massachusetts and across much of the country, the push is on for “grid modernization.” The “grid” is at a critical...

Upcoming Events

Massachusetts Clean Energy Day.

May 24, 2018. NECEC. Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Day will showcase the growing vitality of the clean energy industry and the importance of...

Northeast Renewables.

May 30, 2018 - June 1, 2018. Infocast Events. Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Boston, MA.

Grid Modernization in MA: Driving Energy Efficiency Through Residential Scorecards.

June 12, 2018. Fraunhofer CSE. 5 Channel Center Street, Boston, MA.

Latest Presentations & Publications

A Data-Driven BIRCH Clustering Method for Extracting Typical Load Profiles for Big Data

Fontanini, A., Abreu, J. (2018). In: IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting. Portland: IEEE PES.
In typical load shape analysis, many different clustering methods have been used to segment customers, interpret...

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.