A PV module being subjected to hail testing at Fraunhofer ISE.

Fraunhofer’s Photovoltaic Durability Initiative Reduces Solar Investment Risks

Financing photovoltaic power plants can be an uphill battle. As with any power plant, the payback time to recover the upfront building costs is a crucial factor in securing project funding. With a…

Fraunhofer TechBridge provides support to early-stage cleantech companies through service awards. Here, TechBridge Project leader Peter Klint presents a demonstration award to Yoav Lurie of Simple Energy at the Utility Technology Finals.

$30M and Counting: Building Up Early-Stage Cleantech with TechBridge

As an initiative designed to assist early-stage energy start-ups in finding the resources needed to bring their promising concepts to market, the success of Fraunhofer TechBridge is all in the numbers: to date,TechBridge portfolio companies have…

CSE’s Building America projects include laboratory work as well as field testing carried out in several US states.

Fraunhofer CSE’s Building America Research Now Available

For the past fifteen years, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program has drawn on researchers, industry, and the US national lab system to develop and demonstrate market-ready solutions for builders and homeowners that improve durability,…

Geoff and “Tessie” take a charging break in Stratton, Colorado.

Battery Power, Coast to Coast: Geoffrey Kinsey’s Electric Journey

When it came time to make his big move from California to Boston, Geoffrey Kinsey, CSE’s new Director of Photovoltaic Technologies, did what many of us would do: he packed up his car…

Spectacular views from the Building Technology Showcase construction site.

CSE Opens its Doors to Global Cleantech Meet-up Attendees

After two days of intense networking, attendees of last week’s Global Cleantech Meet-Up took a well-deserved break with a whistle-stop tour of the Boston clean energy community. Among the featured attractions: Fraunhofer CSE, which opened…

Boston Cityscape – Image courtesy of Global Cleantech Meetup / Slowey/McManus Communications

The Global Cleantech Meet-up: Connections, Inspirations, Opportunities

In just under two weeks, we’ll be kicking off the Global Cleantech Meet-up at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This unique event runs from October 15th – 18th, and is jointly organized by Fraunhofer CSE and…

CSE Fellow Angelika Beinert at work in the Fraunhofer CSE PV Module Innovation Lab.

Training Tomorrow’s Clean Energy Leaders: Introducing Fraunhofer CSE’s Fellowship Program

Fraunhofer CSE may be best known for its contract research, but professional development and workforce training has been a major part of the Center’s mission from the very beginning. Since 2009, Fraunhofer CSE…

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