"Grid Technologies" tag

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…

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…

Digitizing Electricity

LED lighting has a long lifetime and is highly efficient. Its initial cost, however, is approximately two times higher than the price for equivalent compact fluorescent lamps, which makes it difficult to replace…

The Human Aspect of Electric Grid Operation

Extreme weather events, technical and human failure, or sabotage (e.g., with weapons of mass destruction), can disrupt human infrastructure and impact the electrical grid, provoking cascading failures or blackouts that can affect millions…

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