Industry Collaboration in Troubling Times Strengthens the Solar Supply Chain

[Today’s guest post comes to us from Bettina Weiss, Vice President of the PV Business Unit at SEMI. Bettina oversees SEMI’s global photovoltaic initiatives in Europe, Greater Asia, and the Americas, including PV…

Dynamo Micropower’s Road to Commercializing a Portable Generator

[Editor’s Note: Here, Dynamo Micropower co-founder Jason Ethier shares his vision for his company’s micro-turbine and its role in the market, the factors that have contributed to his success to date, and advice…

Mass Clean Energy Center Visits Fraunhofer CSE

Our friends at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center came to visit on Friday, January 20, to tour our labs and hear about our clean energy R&D and initiatives. MassCEC is the Commonwealth’s agency for clean…

Fraunhofer CSE Receives Visit from State Legislators

Yesterday, we were honored to receive a visit from Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Senator Sal DiDomenico, Representative Tim Toomey, and Liam Holland of the office of Representative John Keegan. Our guests heard from Fraunhofer…

CSE’s Kosny Explains Phase Change Materials in ‘New Scientist’

In the January 7 issue of New Scientist, writer Phil McKenna describes advances being made in phase change materials for regulating temperatures of buildings, clothing, refrigeration, and solar power. Fraunhofer CSE’s Jan Kosny, a…

Making the Connection: Bringing Together Entrepreneurs and Utilities to Advance Clean Technologies

[Today’s guest post comes from Neil Hughes at National Grid. Neal leads National Grid’s technology strategy within the Group Strategy function, evaluating business opportunities and challenges offered by emerging transformational type technologies; developing strategies,…

Solder On: Improving PV Module Manufacturing Practices with a Little Friendly Competition

[Editor’s Note: Today, former Fraunhofer CSE PV Fellow Ed Cahill shares his experience creating an internal contest to determine best practices in hand soldering for PV modules, and how his work prepared him…

Addressing Solar Deployment Costs with Transatlantic Perspectives: PV Rollout 2012

Ramamoorthy Ramesh, manager of the US Department of Energy’s new SunShot Initiative and a UC Berkeley materials scientist, recently discussed the DOE’s goals of reducing the costs of solar photovoltaic installations by 75%…

The 4 Stages of Consumers’ Readiness for Energy Savings

[Today’s guest post comes to us from Kate Cheney and Caroline Duvier, two fellows from CSE’s Human Factors research team. Kate and Caroline are actively researching the impact human psychology and behavior has…

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