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

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

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

Kromer, M. - July 11, 2018, 2:30 PM. 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.

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

Kromer, M. - September 25, 2018, 12:00 PM. Solar Power International. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.
Matt Kromer presents. Fraunhofer CSE exhibits at booth 393 (hall A).

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.

Poster Session: SunDial - An Integrated SHINES System to Enable High-penetration Feeder-level PV.

Roth, K., Kromer, M. - February 12, 2018. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office Portfolio Review. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Wardman Park Marriott, Washington, DC.
Kurt Roth and Matt Kromer present.

Integrated System to Enable High-Penetration Feeder-Level PV: Preliminary Design and Simulation Results

Zeifman, M., Kromer, M., Roth, K. (2017). In: IEEE ISGT 2017. Washington: IEEE.

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
Director, Grid Integration
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