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...

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Latest Presentations & Publications

Residential retrofits at scale: opportunity identification, saving estimation, and personalized messaging based on communicating thermostat data

Zeifman, M., Lazrak, A., Roth, K. (2019). In: Energy Efficiency. : Springer, pp. 1-13.

Recent Advances in Vacuum Thermal Insulations Used in Building Thermal Envelopes

Kosny, J., Yarbrough, D. (2019). In: Annual Review of Heat Transfer. Boston: Begell House.
In today's economy with increasing costs of energy, forced by new energy regulations, newly introduced national and...

Gas Demand Response: The Next Frontier.

Roth, K. - March 21, 2019. AEE East Energy Conference. AEE. Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.

Driving the Future of Mobility.

MacDonald, K., Rancis, N., Silver, J. - March 9, 2019. SXSW. Shell at SXSW. Walmart Tech Lab, Austin, TX.
The way all of us get from Point A to Point B is changing rapidly – and hydrogen could be an important low-carbon...