Research Areas

  • Innovative “Plug & Play” PV System Design: Integrating and demonstrating intrinsically safe, code-compliant technologies to enable low-cost rooftop PV installation
  • Grid Integration of Renewables and Energy Storage: Developing technologies and topologies to mitigate the impacts of high penetration renewables
  • Energy Systems Integration: Optimizing the interface between distributed generation, demand management, and building energy science
  • Smart Grid: Using control, communications, and distribution automation technologies to enable a smarter, more responsive power delivery system
  • Microgrids: Supporting commercialization of grid-connected, off-grid, and “virtual” microgrids through collaborative development of system design control platforms, and other enabling technologies

The Grid Integration group supports the above-mentioned efforts by leveraging its capabilities and experience in the following domains:

  • System Design and Feasibility Assessment for deployment of distributed energy resources
  • Field & Laboratory Testing, Validation, and Demonstration Support of power conversion, smart grid, and distribution automation technologies
  • Data Acquisition, Monitoring, and Control Solutions for integrated energy systems in both real-world and laboratory contexts
  • Policy & Technology Assessment of systemic impacts of renewable generation, distributed energy resources, and smart grid technologies


Matt Kromer
Director, Grid Integration
Office +1 (617) 714-6513