The Grid Integration group accelerates the development, commercialization, and deployment of technologies that will enable our power distribution infrastructure to operate with greater reliability, efficiency, security, responsiveness, at lower cost, and with higher levels of renewable energy generation. Our team is currently engaged in a multi-year effort funded by the Department of Energy to develop both the technology and broader commercialization framework to realize a “Plug and Play PV" system that can be purchased, installed, and commissioned by homeowners without the need to engage outside consultants or contractors.

The Grid Integration group supports the development and deployment of integrated energy systems and enabling technologies, from feasibility analysis to design optimization to system test, deployment, and data collection. We work together with the PV Technologies and the Building Energy Systems groups to fully realize the potential of tightly integrated distributed energy systems. This work leverages our expertise in renewable system integration, power conversion, intelligent control of generation and loads, and the power of information and communications technologies.

Recent Grid Integration News

Energy Storage Networks: The Executive Director of Fraunhofer CSE talks research, renewables & energy storage.

Froese, M., Hoepfner, C., WTWH Media, August 31, 2018. In this episode of Energy Works we speak with Dr. Christian Hoepfner, the Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Center...

A Smart Grid Today podcast with Christian Hoepfner .

Spencer, S., Hoepfner, C., Smart Grid Today, August 22, 2018. Let me start out with (…) SHINES SunDial. The idea is two-fold: How can we reduce the size of the electrical battery,...

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Latest Presentations & Publications

A Standardized Test Protocol for Evaluating Residential Energy Storage Systems.

Yip, T., Kromer, M., Lu, Y. - September 25, 2018. Solar Power International. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.
Tsz Yip presents; Hall D, Poster Showcase Area.

Sundial: Enabling High Penetration Solar through Integrated Energy Storage and Demand Management. Session: Smart Energy Management Systems..

Kromer, M. - September 25, 2018. Solar Power International. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.
Matt Kromer presents at 12 PM in the session Smart Energy Management Systems, location 203AB. Fraunhofer CSE exhibits...

Enabling High Penetration Solar with Integrated Energy Storage, Demand Management, and Forecasting.

Kromer, M. - July 11, 2018. Intersolar North America. 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.

Lab and Testing Facilities

The Grid Integration group has indoor testing capabilities in the Center headquarters in Boston and also takes advantage of the outdoor testing capabilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Revere, Massachusetts.

Our Research Facilities


Fraunhofer CSE partners with a wide-array of leading governmental, industry, academic and research institutions around the world.

Our Partners


Matt Kromer
Head, Grid Integration
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