Energy Efficiency

We Won’t Need a Lawn Full of Batteries

In a number of recent interviews, Fraunhofer CSE’s Executive Director Christian Hoepfner talked about his perspective on remaining barriers for the widespread adoption of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the U.S., the price of…

Energy Experts and Officials Discuss Proposed Residential Energy Scorecard in South Boston

Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumption in the U.S., residential buildings for 20%. To make home energy assessments accessible and encourage effective retrofits, Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration recently announced their intention on becoming…

Fraunhofer CSE to Host German Energy Scorecard Expert for June 12th Residential Scorecard Event

Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration recently announced their intention on becoming the first state in the nation to require residential energy scores. The ‘scorecards’ would be made available to potential homebuyers after January 1, 2021…

Issue Brief: Fraunhofer CSE Grid Mod Event 4/25/18

Last week, Fraunhofer CSE was excited to kick off the first event in our new speaker series on grid modernization in Massachusetts, called “International Insights to Meet 2050 Carbon Goals.” The “Roundtable Speaker…

Fraunhofer CSE To Host Massachusetts Grid Modernization Talks

This Wednesday, we will kick off the first session of Fraunhofer CSE’s “Grid Modernization in Massachusetts” speaker series. With these talks, Fraunhofer CSE will bring together industry experts, researchers, policy makers, and thought…

Issue Brief: NESEA BuildingEnergy Boston

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) was pleased to participate in last month’s BuildingEnergy Boston Conference and Trade Show, organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). BuildingEnergy Boston is the…

Issue Brief: ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2018

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) was pleased to participate in the recent ARPA-E (Advanced Research Products Agency-Energy) Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C., with several staff members, and a booth at…

Issue Brief: Solar Power Northeast 2018

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) was pleased to participate in this month’s Solar Power Northeast conference in Boston. We presented our research, development and demonstration work in photovoltaic modules, grid…

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

Last month, Fraunhofer CSE was honored to host Massachusetts State House Representatives Jon Hecht (29th Middlesex District) and Solomon Goldstein-Rose (3rd Hampshire District) as they toured our Living Lab in South Boston. We were excited to provide…

Consumer Electronics in 2017: Fewer TVs, Less Energy

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems has completed a study, “Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in U.S. Homes in 2017,” the fourth in a series commissioned by the Consumer Technology Association, to…

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