Grid Modernization in Massachusetts Speaker Series

4/25/2018: International Insights to Meet 2050 Carbon Goals

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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

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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.

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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

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...

Solar Power Northeast 2018.

Fraunhofer CSE, cleantechnotes.org, February 26, 2018. The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) was pleased to participate in this month's Solar Power...

Massachusetts State Reps Visit Fraunhofer CSE’s Living Lab in South Boston.

Fraunhofer CSE, cleantechnotes.org, February 15, 2018. Last month, Fraunhofer CSE was honored to host Massachusetts State House Representatives Jon Hecht (29th Middlesex...

Upcoming Events

ESA Energy Storage 28th Annual Conference & Expo.

April 18, 2018 - April 20, 2018. Energy Storage Association (ESA). Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.
Fraunhofer CSE presents its research in storage, grid integration of renewables at booth 710.

2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show.

April 23, 2018 - April 26, 2018. Home Performance Coalition. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA.
Kurt Roth presents.

Grid Modernization in Massachusetts: International Insights to Meet 2050 Carbon Goals.

April 25, 2018. Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems. Fraunhofer CSE, 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...

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.

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

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

Impacts of Operators’ Behavior on Reliability of Power Grids during Cascading Failures

Wang, Z., Rahnamay-Naeini, M., Abreu, J., Shuvro, R., Das, P., Mammoli, A., et al. (2018). : IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.
(Paper accepted) Human operators play a key role in the reliable operation of critical infrastructures. However, human...