Matt Kromer

Director, Grid Integration
  • Grid integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)
  • Module-Level Power Electronics
  • PV System Monitoring and Communication
  • Electrical Codes and Standards
  • Technology Assessment 

Matt Kromer leads the Grid Integration group at Fraunhofer CSE. With over a decade’s experience in the energy and defense industries, Matt’s expertise extends to grid-integration of PV systems; technology assessment of emerging energy technologies; and embedded systems development. In his current role, Matt leads research and development of next-generation renewable and smart grid systems for grid-connected and off-grid applications, taking new ideas from concept to demonstration.

Before he joined Fraunhofer CSE in 2014, Matt was the Program Manager for Advanced Technologies at Satcon Technology Corporation in Boston, where he spearheaded the development and demonstration of grid-smart inverters for solar, energy storage, and microgrid applications. Matt previously held positions at TIAX LLC in Lexington, where his work focused on techno-economic analysis of sustainable energy in the transportation and power generation sector; and as a staff engineer at Draper Laboratory in Cambridge. Matt received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, and received an MS in Technology & Policy from MIT.

Recent Presentations and Publications

Yip, T., Kromer, M., Lu, Y. - September 25, 2018
A Standardized Test Protocol for Evaluating Residential Energy Storage Systems. Solar Power International, SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.
Tsz Yip presents; Hall D, Poster Showcase Area.
Kromer, M. - September 25, 2018
Matt Kromer presents at 12 PM in the session Smart Energy Management Systems, location 203AB. Fraunhofer CSE exhibits...
Kromer, M. - July 11, 2018
Enabling High Penetration Solar with Integrated Energy Storage, Demand Management, and Forecasting. 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.
Kromer, M., Roth, K., Yip, T., Zeifman, M. - June 12, 2018
Tsz Yip presented.
Roth, K., Kromer, M. - February 12, 2018
Kurt Roth and Matt Kromer present.
Zeifman, M., Kromer, M., Roth, K. (2017).
Roth, K., Kromer, M. (2016).
SunDial: An Integrated SHINES System Enabling High Penetration Feeder-Level PV. In: ACEEE Intelligent Energy Conference. Austin: ACEEE, pp. 1-33.
Kromer, M. - July 11, 2016
The SunDial Framework: Enabling High Penetration of PV through Integrated, Feeder-Scale Control of DERs. Intersolar North America, Solar Promotion GmbH, FMMI. Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.
Kromer, M., Hoepfner, C., Ashmore, J. (2016).
Reducing the Cost of Residential-Scale PV Through 'Plug & Play PV' Systems and Standardized Electronic Workflows. In: 2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC). Portland: IEEE, pp. 3481-3486.
Kromer, M., Hoepfner, C., Ashmore, J. (2016).
Kromer, M., Choudhary, S., Wittwer, C., Braam, F., Kohrs, R. (2016).
Kromer, M., Hoepfner, C., Ashmore, J. (2015).
Making Plug & Play PV Systems a Reality: A framework for driving down the cost of residential solar installations in the United States. In: White Paper sponsored by DOE. .
Mather, B., Kromer, M., Casey, L. - February 26, 2013
Advanced Photovoltaic Inverter Functionality Verification Using 500kW Power Hardware-in-Loop (PHIL) Complete System Laboratory Testing. Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, IEEE. Washington Marriott-Wardman Park, Washington, DC.
Casey, L., Levi, M., Nichols, S., Kromer, M., Mossoba, M., Huang, J., et al. (2012).
Grid Integration of Electronic Devices & Systems at Medium Voltage. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology - (POWERCON 2012). Auckland: IEEE, pp. 1-6.
Mossoba, J., Kromer, M., Faill, P., Katz, S., Borowy, P., Nichols, S., et al. (2012).
Analysis of Solar Irradiance Intermittency Mitigation Using Constant DC Voltage PV and EV Battery Storage. In: Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC). Dearborn: IEEE, pp. 1-6.
Kromer, M., Jackson, M., Bockholdt, W. (2009).
Assessment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. In: TIAX, LLC. Prepared for the National Academy of Sciences, Contract DEPS-P290355. : TIAX, LLC..
Kromer, M., Heywood, J.B. (2007).
Electric Powertrains: Opportunities and Challenges in the US Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet. In: Laboratory for Energy and the Environment (LFEE): Reports to the President. Cambridge: MIT.


Matt Kromer
Director, Grid Integration
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