CMI News

, November 7, 2019
Machine Vision Neural Networks: Machine Learning Uses Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence Algorithms to guide......
June 13, 2019
BosTechJam. Boston Tech Jam. Boston City Hall, Boston, MA.
Network in a whole new way and “geek out” and see what other pioneering people and companies are doing with technology...
Zeifman, M., Lazrak, A., Roth, K. (2019).
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12053-019-09797-9
Roth, K. - March 21, 2019
Gas Demand Response: The Next Frontier. AEE East Energy Conference, AEE. Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.
March 13, 2019 - March 15, 2019
BuildingEnergy Boston. NESEA Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA.
Fraunhofer CSE exhibits at Table 18.
February 5, 2019 - February 6, 2019
Solar Power Northeast. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA.
Fraunhofer CSE presents its research at Booth 1.
Fraunhofer USA CMI, cmi.fraunhofer.org, January 22, 2019
Individual plant cells can reveal how certain plants thrive in a variety of environments. But plant cells can be......
Abreu, J., Wingartz, N., Hardy, N. (2019).
The factors affecting the adoption of conventional solar PV have been broadly addressed in the recent literature....
December 5, 2018 - December 6, 2018
Joana Abreu will attend. This workshop is an awardee-only event.
Urban, B. (2018).
Validating the COOLNOMIX AC and refrigeration compressor control retrofit. Final Report. ESTCP Project EW-201513. Alexandria: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP).
Fraunhofer USA Report to the U.S. DoD Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP).
Roth, K. - October 16, 2018
The Next Frontier of Intelligent Workplaces - Employees and Smartphones. CoreNet Global Summit Conference 2018, CoreNet Global. John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA.
Kurt Roth is a panelist on The Next Frontier of Intelligent Workplaces - Employees and Smartphones, on Tuesday October...
Abreu, J. - October 9, 2018
User Testing to Improve User Experience & Utility Program Delivery. Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC), ACEEE, CIEE, and PEEC at Stanford University. Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C..
Joana presents on Tuesday, October 9th during the Digital Media for Energy Savings Session 4B in Regency D,...
Lazrak, A. - September 26, 2018
Amine Lazrak will present 'Smart Thermostat Data-Based Residential Buildings Remote Energy Assessments: You Are...
Kromer, M. - September 25, 2018
Matt Kromer presents at 12 PM in the session Smart Energy Management Systems, location 203AB. Fraunhofer CSE exhibits...
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.
September 24, 2018 - September 27, 2018
Solar Power International. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.
Matt Kromer presents. Fraunhofer CSE exhibits at booth 661 (hall A).
Froese, M., Hoepfner, C., WTWH Media, August 31, 2018
In this episode of Energy Works we speak with Dr. Christian Hoepfner, the Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Center...
Spencer, S., Hoepfner, C., Smart Grid Today, August 22, 2018
Let me start out with SHINES SunDial. The idea is two-fold: How can we reduce the size of the electrical battery, which...
Fuchs, H., Shehabi, A., Ganeshalingam, M., Desroches, L.B., Lim, B., Roth, K., et al. (2018).
Characteristics and Energy Use of Volume Servers in the U.S. In: 2018 ACEEE Summer Study Proceedings. Washington D.C.: ACEEE, 3-1 to 3-12.
As data centers proliferate t o meet the demand of Internet-of-T hings services, their energy intensity deserves clo se...
Abreu, J., Voge, J., Roth, K. (2018).
Outdoor temperature drives the peak demand of summer-peaking electric utilities and their grid infrastructure.
Abreu, J., McIlvennie, C., Wingartz, N., Mammoli, A. (2018).
What Would You Do To Keep The Lights On In Your Community? In: 2018 ACEEE Summer Study Proceedings. Washington D.C.: ACEEE, 11-1 to 11-15.
Previous studies have conclude d that residential demand respons e (DR) coupled with IT integration can improve the...
Zeifman, M., Lazrak, A., Roth, K. (2018).
Annual energy savings of up to $4- 5 billion could be achieved n ationwide through basic insulation and heating system...
Zeifman, M. - August 16, 2018
Michael Zeifman presented on Panel 12 - Smart Buildings, Smart Grid, and the Internet of Things on Aug. 16, Session 1,...
Abreu, J. - August 14, 2018
Joana Abreu presented on Panel 8 - Capturing Savings through Behavior: Science and Practice on Aug 14, Session 1, 8:30...
Abreu, J. - August 14, 2018
Joana Abreu presented on Panel 11‚ Resilient Sustainable Communities, on Aug 14, Session 2, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.
August 14, 2018
ACEEE 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. ACEEE. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA.
Joana Abreu and Michael Zeifman will present.
Fontanini, A., Abreu, J. (2018).
A Data-Driven BIRCH Clustering Method for Extracting Typical Load Profiles for Big Data. In: IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting. Portland: IEEE PES.
In typical load shape analysis, many different clustering methods have been used to segment customers, interpret...
Boston Globe, July 27, 2018
In Australia or Italy, homeowners can install solar panels on their roof for less than $2 per watt. In Germany,...
Roth, K. - July 12, 2018
Kurt Roth presents in the Workshop on Smart Thermostats and Connected Devices.
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.
Serreze, M. C., masslive.com, June 22, 2018
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate on June 14 unanimously approved an ambitious green energy bill that contains a...
Kromer, M., Roth, K., Yip, T., Zeifman, M. - June 12, 2018
Tsz Yip presented.
Fraunhofer USA CMI, cmi.fraunhofer.org, June 5, 2018
A practical approach for the optimization of channel integrity in the sealing of shallow microfluidic devices made from......
May 24, 2018
Massachusetts Clean Energy Day. NECEC. Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Day will showcase the growing vitality of the clean energy industry and the importance of...
April 25, 2018
Grid Modernization in Massachusetts: International Insights to Meet 2050 Carbon Goals. Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems. Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA.
Roth, K. - April 23, 2018
Kurt Roth presents.
Ashouria, M., Haghighata, F., Fung, B., Lazrak, A., Yoshinod, H. (2018).
Development of Building Energy Saving Advisory: A Data Mining Approach. In: Energy and Buildings. 172: Elsevier, pp. 139-151.
April 18, 2018 - April 20, 2018
ESA Energy Storage 28th Annual Conference & Expo. Energy Storage Association (ESA). Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.
Fraunhofer CSE presents its research in storage, grid integration of renewables at booth 710.
Wang, Z., Rahnamay-Naeini, M., Abreu, J., Shuvro, R., Das, P., Mammoli, A., et al. (2018).
(Paper accepted) Human operators play a key role in the reliable operation of critical infrastructures. However, human...
Kalashnikov, M., Lee, J.C., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2018).
The rapid evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens is driving the development of innovative, rapid...
March 13, 2018 - March 15, 2018
ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.
Fraunhofer CSE participates in the Technology Showcase, Booth 441.
March 8, 2018 - March 9, 2018
BuildingEnergy Boston. NESEA Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA.
Fraunhofer CSE exhibits at Booth 46. Kurt Roth curates 3 sessions: Energy Storage, Retrocommissioning with the Chiefs,...
March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018
MIT Energy Conference. MIT Energy Club. Boston Marriott Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.
The Grid Integration Group showcases two battery storage projects.
March 1, 2018
NEEP 2018 Northeast Regional R&D Connector Workshop. Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP). NYSERDA Offices - Parker D. Mathusa Boardroom, Albany, NY.
Kurt Roth presents.
Fraunhofer USA CMI, cmi.fraunhofer.org, February 21, 2018
Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices have the potential to revolutionize health care by translating complex diagnostic assays......
Roth, K., Kromer, M. - February 12, 2018
Kurt Roth and Matt Kromer present.
February 12, 2018 - February 13, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office Portfolio Review. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Wardman Park Marriott, Washington, DC.
Christian Honeker, Kurt Roth and Matt Kromer will present on current Fraunhofer CSE-led DOE projects.
February 5, 2018 - February 6, 2018
Solar Power Northeast. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA.
Fraunhofer CSE presents its research in photovoltaic modules and grid integration and storage at Booth 1.
Roth, K., Zeifman, M., Lazrak, A. - January 17, 2018
Whereat we have a Thermostat Chat: Using Communicating Thermostat Data to Remotely Identify EE Opportunities. CEE Winter Program Meeting, Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA.
Kurt Roth presents.
Lazrak, A., Fourmigue, J., Robin, J. (2018).
Evers, M., Der Spiegel, January 5, 2018
Smartphone, tablet, game console, flat screen TV: The home appliance zoo seems to have grown explosively recently. But...
Fraunhofer USA CMI, cmi.fraunhofer.org, January 1, 2018
Research Scientists discuss the development of a low-cost POC RT-PCR platform that accomplishes the detection of RNA......
Bullard, N., Minter, A., Bloomberg.com, December 31, 2017
Smartphones and tablets keep getting smaller, replacing energy-guzzling TVs and PCs while saving on raw materials.
Urban, B., Roth, K., Singh, M., Howes, D. (2017).
Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in U.S. Homes in 2017. Boston: Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
Fraunhofer CSE was contracted for a third time in seven years by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) to conduct a...
Grimm, E., CTA.tech, December 13, 2017
A new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) study, Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in U.S. Homes in 2017,...
Staff, The Wire, December 13, 2017
A new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) study, Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in U.S. Homes in 2017,...
Hell, J., Helden am Bau, December 13, 2017
Umbau auf energieneutrale Aufzugsanlagen. Thyssenkrupp stellte auf dem diesjährigen Energy Efficiency Global Forum ein...
Zeifman, M. (2017).
Identification and tracking of major electric appliances by using aggregate power data obtained at the main breaker...
Abreu, J., Pike, B. - November 13, 2017
November 13, 2017 - November 15, 2017
PLMA Peak Load Management 36th Conference. Peak Load Management Alliance. Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.
Joana Abreu presented.
Ehrlich, B., BuildingGreen.com, November 9, 2017
For the past 16 years, BuildingGreen has selected ten green building products that significantly improve upon standard...
Lazrak, A., Zeifman, M. - November 9, 2017
Amine Lazrak presented.
November 8, 2017 - November 10, 2017
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Informa Exhibitions & U.S. Construction and Real Estate. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Boston, MA.
Booth 121, Hall A-B, Intelligent Building & Connected Home
October 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017
21st Century Energy Transition Symposium. Energy Institute and The School of Global Environmental Sustainability. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
Joana Abreu will be presenting in Session 2: Behavioral and Human Dimensions on October 31, 2017 at 9:20am.
Schierenbeck, A., Huffington Post, September 26, 2017
With current efforts around the Paris Climate Agreement, sustainability goals are at the top of most governments'...
Urban, B. - September 13, 2017
September 10, 2017 - September 13, 2017
Solar Power International. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.
Booth 555
Sauer-Budge, A.F., Brookfield, S.J., Janzen, R., McGray, S., Boardman, A., Wirz, H., et al. (2017).
Quantitative blood delivery directly from a fingerstick for hyperlocal healthcare
Urban, B., Mueller, J., Milando, J. - August 16, 2017
Kalashnikov, M., Mueller, M., McBeth, C., Lee, J.C., Campbell, J., Sharon, A., et al. (2017).
Bacteremia is a life-threatening condition for which antibiotics must be prescribed within hours of clinical diagnosis....
Kalashnikov, M., Mueller, M., McBeth, C., Lee, J.C., Campbell, J., Sharon, A., et al. (2017).
By applying environmental stress to bacteria in a microfluidic platform, we can correctly assign antibiotic...
Santa, I., CTAtech.com, July 12, 2017
Today's televisions are consuming less energy and saving consumers more money - even as TVs increase in size and...
July 10, 2017 - July 13, 2017
Intersolar North America. Solar Promotion GmbH, FMMI. Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.
Booth 9238, Level 3
Roth, K. - June 26, 2017
Panel: Human Behavior and Energy Use in Buildings. 2017 EIA Energy Conference, U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Information Administration. Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC.
Panelists: Erin Boedecker, Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez, Kurt Roth, Marina Sofos
Sauer-Budge, A.F. - June 26, 2017, 2:00 PM
Empowering Rapid Diagnostics with Sample Preparation Methodologies (PODCAST). BIODEFENSE World Summit 2017, Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI). Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA.
Sample Preparation for Virus, Toxin & Pathogen Detection & Identification
Campbell, J., McBeth, C., Kalashnikov, M., Boardman, A., Sharon, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2017).
Microfluidic advances in phenotypic antibiotic susceptibility testing. In: Biomedic Microdevices. 18(6): NCBI, p. 103.
A strong natural selection for microbial antibiotic resistance has resulted from the extensive use and misuse of...
O'Shea, K., Mass.gov, June 14, 2017
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the awarding of 9 grants totaling $4,690,561 to incentivize companies...
O'Shea, K., Mass.gov, June 14, 2017
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) - $162,210 - Will work with National Grid to evaluate consumer attitudes...
Nawy, R., http://www.ipkeys.com, June 5, 2017
Under a U.S. Department of Energy grant, a project team of engineers from the Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable...
Roth, K. - May 17, 2017
Urban, B., Roth, R. (2017).
Stagge , M., thyssenkrupp-elevator.com, May 9, 2017
At the Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington DC thyssenkrupp today showcased its latest innovation in making...
Urban, B., Roth, K. (2017).
Televisions in U.S. homes consumed about 50 billion kWh per year in 2013, or about 4% of the total U.S. residential...
Zeifman, M., Kromer, M., Roth, K. (2017).
Wang, N., Roth, K., Phelan, P., Gonzalez, J., Harris, C., Henze, G., et al. (2017).
Ten questions concerning future buildings beyond zero energy and carbon neutrality. In: Building and Environment. 119: Elsevier Ltd., 169-182.
Hoepfner, C. - March 23, 2017
Photovoltaics - the Path to Ubiquity. Meeting of the ASM Boston Chapter, ASM Boston Chapter. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge, MA.
March 7, 2017 - March 9, 2017
BuildingEnergy. NESEA. Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA.
February 13, 2017 - February 14, 2017
Solar Power Northeast. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA.
Abreu, J. - February 3, 2017
Understanding demand flexibility in households. City, Energy, Information Symposium & Workshop, Pennsylvania State University. Pennsylvania State University - Stuckeman Family Building, University Park, PA.
Teng, F., Cormier, T., Sauer-Budge, A.F., Chaudhury, R., Pera, V., Istfan, R., et al. (2017).
We present a new continuous-wave wearable diffuse optical probe aimed at investigating the hemodynamic response of...
McBeth, C., Lauer, J., Ottersbach, M., Campbell, J., Sharon, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2017).
Due to its relatively low level of antigenicity and high durability, titanium has successfully been used as the major...
Zeifman, M., Roth, K., Urban, B. (2017).
Communicating Thermostats as a Tool for Home Energy Performance Assessment. In: Proceedings of 35th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics. Las Vegas: IEEE, pp. 191-192.
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.
Hoepfner, C. - November 2, 2016
Panel: Current State of Smart Grid Technology and Standards. FOCUS: 2016 Smart Grid, German Center for Research and Innovation. German House, New York, NY.
Abreu, J. (2016).
O'Connell, K., zondits.com, October 7, 2016
Zondits recently had the opportunity to speak with Matt Kromer, the Director of the Grid Integration Group and...
September 12, 2016 - September 15, 2016
Solar Power International. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.
Abreu, J., Simoes, J. (2016).
On Demand: Evaluation of a Behavioral Automated Demand Response Field Experiment. In: 4th European Conference on Behavior and Energy Efficiency. Portugal: Proceedings of Behave 2016 Coimbra, pp. 1-4.
Abreu, J. , Roth, K. (2016).
This paper describes a field experiment to test two behavioral interventions designed to increase the effective use of...
Zeifman, M., Roth, K. (2016).
Residential Remote Audits: Estimation of Building Thermal Parameters Using Interval Energy Consumption Data. In: Proceedings of ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Pacific Grove: ACEEE, pp. 12.1-12.12.
Boardman, A., Wong, W.S., Premasiri, W.R., Ziegler, L.D., Lee, J.C., Miljkovic, M., et al. (2016).
Traditional methods for identifying pathogens in bacteremic patients are slow (24-48+ h). This can lead to physicians...
Hodson, H., Newscientist.com, August 10, 2016
THE dream of a solar-powered society has tantalised us for decades. But the costs involved in piping the sun's energy...
Nilsen, G., Energy.gov, July 29, 2016
Flying cars, house-cleaning robots, and 3D-printed food may have seemed like part of the distant future when 'The...
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.
Roselund, C., PV-magazine.com, June 21, 2016
The Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has demonstrated two installations of its Plug and Play solar...
Ayre, J., Cleantechnica.com, June 21, 2016
Two new, commercial-ready plug-and-play home solar photovoltaic systems were recently demonstrated by the Fraunhofer...
Fraunhofer USA, prnewswire.com, June 16, 2016
The Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) successfully demonstrated two installations of Plug and...
Parnell, J., PV-Tech.org, June 16, 2016
The Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) has demonstrated two plug and play solar systems at its...
Honeker, C., Fuller, E., Booth, D., Flaherty, B., Mao, E. (2016).
Reducing Installed Costs of Residential Solar by the Use of Adhesive Mounted Lightweight Solar Modules. In: Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference Portland: IEEE, pp. 3135-3140.
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.
Grimm, E., Dillon, L., Reuters.com, May 19, 2016
Our increasing use of home automation technology through the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential for substantial...
Hoepfner, C. - April 25, 2016
Premasiri, Ranjith, Lee, J.C., Sauer-Budge, A.F., Theberge, R., Costello, C.E., Ziegler, L.D. (2016).
The dominant molecular species contributing to the surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) spectra of bacteria...
Fern ndez-Carballo, B.L., McGuinness, I., McBeth, C., Kalashnikov, M., Borr¢s, S., Sharon, A., et al. (2016).
In this paper, we present a portable and low cost point-of-care (POC) PCR system for quantitative detection of...
March 8, 2016 - March 10, 2016
BuildingEnergy. NESEA. Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA.
Keenan, M., Howard, C., Tate, T., McGuiness, I., Sauer-Budge, A.F., Black, J., et al. (2016).
To improve the ease-of-use and safety of falloposcope deployment, we are working to create an everting balloon....
Teng, F., Cormier, T., Sauer-Budge, A.F., Roblyer, D.M. (2016).
We present a new continuous-wave (CW) wearable diffuse optical device aimed at investigating the hemodynamic response...
Fraunhofer USA, prnewswire.com, January 19, 2016
A Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE)-led team has been selected for a $3.5M Sustainable and...
Urban, B., Roth, K., Harbor, C. (2016).
Lazrak, A., Boudehenn, F., Bonnot, S., Fraisse, G., Leconte, A., Papillon, P., et al. (2016).
Kromer, M., Hoepfner, C., Ashmore, J. (2016).
Kromer, M., Choudhary, S., Wittwer, C., Braam, F., Kohrs, R. (2016).
Rivera-Poventud, J., Carroll III, A., Faries, W., Yip, T., Anderson, M., Brannen, N. (2016).
Campbell, J., McGuinness, I., Wirz, H., Sharon, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2015).
Multi-material and Multi-scale Three-dimensional Bioprinter. In: J. Nanotechnol. Eng. Med.. 6(2), 21005.
Our bioprinter has three components uniquely combined into a comprehensive tool: syringe pumps connected to a selector...
September 14, 2015 - September 17, 2015
Solar Power International. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.
Urban, B., Shmakova, V., Lim, B., Roth, K. (2015).
Residential Consumer Electronics Energy Consumption in the United States. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting Lucerne: JRC-IET, pp. 648-656.
Campbell, J., Pollock, R., Sharon, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2015).
We present a lab-on-a-chip and associated instrument for heterogeneous enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)-based...
July 13, 2015 - July 16, 2015
Intersolar North America. Solar Promotion GmbH, FMMI. Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.
Logelin, J., Energy.Gov, April 29, 2015
The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) ranks the five most popular EERE...
Dixon , D., Politico.com, April 23, 2015
Telecommuting reduced U.S. energy consumption in 2013 by as much as three power plants, according to a report coming...
Grimm, E., ce.org, April 23, 2015
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) commissioned researchers at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy...
Energy.Gov, March 16, 2015
Consumers may soon have the option of purchasing a do-it-yourself rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system at their local...
March 9, 2015 - March 10, 2015
PV America 2015. SEIA, Smart Electric Power Alliance. Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA.
March 3, 2015 - March 5, 2015
BuildingEnergy. NESEA. Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA.
Boardman, A.K., Campbell, J., Wirz, H., Sharon, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2015).
Here, we report a novel, scaled-up sample preparation protocol carried out in a new microbial concentration device. The...
Zeifman, M. - February 11, 2015
Zeifman, M., Akers, C. (2015).
Nonintrusive Monitoring of Miscellaneous and Electronic Loads. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE). Las Vegas: IEEE, pp. 305-308.
Zeifman, M. (2015).
Measurement and Verification of Energy Saving in Smart Building Technologies. In: Proceedings of IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP). Orlando: IEEE, pp. 343-347.
Abreu, J., Hardy, N., Pereira, F., Zeifman, M. (2015).
Modeling Human Reliability in the Power Grid Environment: an Application of the SPAR-H Methodology. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. , pp. 1-5.
Harbor, D., Roth, K., Zeifman, M., Shmakova, V. (2015).
Lazrak, A., Leconte, A., Cheze, A., Fraisse, G., Papillon, P., Souyri, B. (2015).
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. .
Zeifman, M. (2014).
Abreu, J., Lehman, K., Terpstra, N., Roth, K. (2014).
Plug&Play PV system is a cutting-edge technology that relies on lighter, adhesive solar modules, and a streamlined...
Alter, L., TreeHugger, October 17, 2014
Jane Jacobs wrote that new ideas need old buildings; perhaps that's why the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy...
Zeifman, M. (2014).
Smart meter data analytics: Prediction of enrollment in residential energy efficiency programs. In: 2014 International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC). San Diego: IEEE, pp. 413-416.
Boardman, A.K., Allison, S., Sharon, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2014).
We sought to minimize the adhesion of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) to the surface of...
Kanellos, M., Forbes, July 29, 2014
A new report from the Consumer Electronics Association and Fraunhofer USA asserts that the power consumed by home...
Orcutt, M., MIT Technology Review, July 28, 2014
Electronic gadgets in U.S. homes are estimated to have used 12 percent less energy in 2013 than they did 2010, even...
PV Solar Report, July 15, 2014
Solar costs continue to decline, but little progress has been made to reduce soft costs. Dr. Christian Hoepfner...
Rosen, J.E., Size, A., Yang, Y., Sharon, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2015).
we designed, fabricated, and tested the first prototype of a laparoscopic tool that provides the dexterity of a hand....
Home Toys, June 23, 2014
Despite their significantly higher market penetration in U.S. homes, consumer electronics (CE) now account for a lower...
Power Engineering International, June 19, 2014
ThyssenKrupp Elevator's vice president of sustainability, Brad Nemeth, joined representatives from the Fraunhofer...
Renewable Energy World, June 19, 2014
In December 2012, the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) was awarded US $11.7 million over a...
Fraunhofer USA, cse.fraunhofer.org, June 17, 2014
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) celebrated the Grand Opening of its Boston headquarters, a...
Urban, B., Shukla, N., Fontanini, A., Kosny, J. (2014).
An Outdoor Hut Testing Platform for Evaluating Advanced Building Enclosures. In: NSB Lund: NSB, pp. 135-143.
Fraunhofer USA, cse.fraunhofer.org, May 6, 2014
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is pleased to announce XTRLs International Inc. (XTRLs) as...
Briggs, J.C., A'amar, Bigio, I.J., Rosen, J., Lee, S.T., Sharon, A., et al. (2014).
The goal of the current research was to integrate the ESS fiber optic probes into a device that can also collect cells...
Abreu, J. , Roth, K., Feldman, J. (2014).
St. Polycarp Village is an affordable housing residency in Somerville, MA. The buildings are high efficiency, with LEED...
Engelmann, P., Roth, K. - January 18, 2014
The Realities of Operation and Occupancy in Net-Zero Energy Homes: Two Case Studies. ASHRAE 2014 Winter Conference, ASHRAE. New York Hilton, New York, NY.
Zeifman, M. (2014).
Tutorial: Nonintrusive Appliance Load Monitoring - Opportunities and Challenges. In: 32nd 2014 International Conference on Consumer Electronics. Las Vegas: IEEE.
Kalashnikov, M., Campbell, J., Lee, J.C., Sharon, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2014).
We have developed a rapid microfluidic method for antibiotic susceptibility testing in a stress-based environment....
Lim, B., Roth, K., Nambiar, S., Rayakota, H. (2014).
Rapid Prototyping of Energy Management Applications with FRESH. In: Proceedings of the ACEEE 2014 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington: ACEEE, pp. 209-221.
Roth, K., Urban, B., Shmakova, V., Lim, B. (2014).
Residential Consumer Electronics Energy Consumption in 2013. In: Proceedings of the ACEEE 2014 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington: ACEEE, pp. 308-320.
Urban, B., Roth, K. (2014).
A Data-Driven Framework for Comparing Residential Thermostat Energy Performance. Boston: Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE.
Urban, B., Shmakova, V., Lim, B., Roth, K. (2014).
Fraunhofer USA, cse.fraunhofer.org, October 7, 2013
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications...
Abreu, J. , Roth, K., Feldman, J. (2013).
Residential energy consumption accounts for 22% of the United States' total energy demand (Ehrhardt-Martinez, et al.,...
Urban, B., Elliott, D., Shukla, N., Fallahi, A., Kosny, J., McDonough, M. (2013).
Thermal Mass Effect of Solid Block Aerated Autoclaved Concrete. In: 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics. Vienna: CESBP, pp. 1-37.
Kelly-Detwiler, P., Forbes, August 7, 2013
Imagine going into your Home Depot HD -0.41%, Lowes, local hardware store, or ordering online to pick out your solar...
Byrnes, S., Fan, A., Trueb, J., Jareczek, F., Mazzochette, M., Sharon, A., et al. (2013).
Here, we present a portable system for centrifuge-free room temperature nucleic acid extraction from small volumes of...
Jander, M., UBM's Future Cities, April 1, 2013
Managing Editor Mary Jander spotlights the energy-efficient HVAC used in Fraunhofer CSE's Boston headquarters as an...
Sauer-Budge, A.F., Boardman, A.K., Allison, S., Wirz, H., Foss, D., Sharon, A. (2013).
To enable the efficient capture of so few bacteria in a sea of billions of blood cells, the material properties of the...
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.
Kinsey, G. - February 25, 2013
Taking Your First Test Flight: Leveraging Testing Facilities to Advance Early Stage Technologies. 2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, ARPA-E. Gaylord Convention Center, Washington, DC.
LaMonica, M., MIT Technology Review, January 21, 2013
The Fraunhofer Institute in South Boston is in the final stages of rehab project that will be able to test the...
Muehlhaus, J., Heim, S., Sachs, O., Schneider, F., Habel, U., Sass, K. (2013).
Engelmann, P., Roth, K., Tiefenbeck, V. (2013).
Tiefenbeck, V., Staake, T., Roth, K., Sachs, O. (2013).
Urban, B., Gomez, C. (2013).
A Case for Thermostat User Models. In: 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association. Chambery, pp. 1483-1490.
Zeifman, M., Roth, K., Stefan, J. (2013).
Automatic Recognition of Major End-Uses in Disaggregation of Home Energy Display Data. In: 2013 International Conference on Consumer Electronics. Las Vegas, pp. 104-105.
Renewable Energy Focus, December 19, 2012
The Department of Energy's (DoE) SunShot Initiative aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of...
Hall, M., PV Magazine, December 18, 2012
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has secured the cash over a...
McCarthy, M., Boston Business Journal, December 18, 2012
Installing solar panels for residential use has been somewhat of a costly, but rewarding endeavor. Cambridge-based...
Solar Novus Today, December 17, 2012
Solar Novus Today examines Fraunhofer's recent DOE grant win and project goals.
Chandler, N., Smart Energy Portal, December 17, 2012
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems has been selected to receive project funding from the U.S....
Fried, R., Sustainable Business, December 11, 2012
In another SunShot investment announced today, the Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $29 million in some very...
Wang, U., Forbes, December 7, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday it will give $29 million to four projects for reducing the costs of...
Reidy, C., Boston Globe, December 7, 2012
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems is in line to receive up to $11.7 million in grants from the US...
Wirz, H., Sauer-Budge, A.F., Briggs, J.C., Sharpe, A., Shu, S., Sharon, A. (2012).
Automated production of plant-based vaccines and pharmaceuticals. In: Journal of Laboratory Automation. 17(6), 449-57.
A fully automated factory was developed that uses tobacco plants to produce large quantities of vaccines and other...
Kalashnikov, M., Lee, J.C., Campbell, J., Sharon, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2012).
In this paper, we present a novel microfluidic platform for antibiotic susceptibility testing based on...
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.
Urban, B., Tiefenbeck, V., Roth, K. (2012).
Televisions, Computers, and Set-top Boxes: The Big Three of 2010 Home Consumer Electronics Energy Consumption. In: 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove: ACEEE, pp. 9.301-9.316.
LaMarche, J., Cheney, K., Roth, K., Sachs, O. (2012).
Home Energy Management Products & Trends. In: ACEEE Summer Study. Asilomar: ACEEE, pp. 1-11.
Urban, B., Elliot, D., Sachs, O. (2012).
Towards Better Modeling of Residential Thermostats. In: SimBuild Conference IBPSA-USA. Madison: IBPSA, pp. 1-7.
Abreu, J., Vasconcelos, J. - June 22, 2012
An evidence of self-assignment bias in a residential study and consequent assessment of differences in consumption to National trends. Portugal em Conferencia para uma Economica Energeticamente Eficiente, Coimbra, Portugal.
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.
Premasiri, W.R., Sauer-Budge, A.F., Lee, J.C., Klapperich, C.M., Ziegler, L.D. (2012).
Rapid bacterial diagnostics via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. In: Spectroscopy Solutions for Materials Analysis. 2012(6), 40-49.
Efforts to develop a surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) based approach, which encompasses sample preparation,...
Campbell, J., Mirsky, P., Chatterjee, A., Sharon, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2012).
A semi-automated liquid handler for parallel sample preparation. In: Biotech International. 2012(5), 23-5.
Goldstein, L.E., Fisher, A.M., Tagge, C.A., Zhang, X., Velisek, L., Sullivan, J.A., et al. (2012).
We developed a blast neurotrauma mouse model that recapitulated CTE-linked neuropathology in wild-type C57BL/6 mice 2...
Zeifman, M. (2012).
An Approximate Probabilistic Approach for Event-Based Disaggregation. In: 1st International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring. Pittsburgh.
Metz, R., Technology Review (MIT), February 13, 2012
When you go to the grocery store, chances are you find yourself hunting for at least a couple of items on your list....
Mirsky, P., Chatterjee, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F., Sharon, A. (2012).
An automated, parallel processing approach to biomolecular sample preparation. In: Journal of Laboratory Automation. 17(2), 116-124.
A novel, parallel processing device that performs the three separate liquid-handling functions necessary for such...
LaMarche, J., Cheney, K., Akers, C., Roth, K., Sachs, O. (2012).
Sachs, O., Tiefenbeck, V., Duvier, C., Quin, A., Cheney, C., Akers, C., et al. (2012).
Zeifman, M. (2012).
Disaggregation of Home Energy Display Data Using Probabilistic Approach. In: IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics. 58(1), Las Vegas: IEEE, pp. 23-31.
Abreu, J., Pereira, F.C., Ferrao, P. (2012).
Abreu, J., Pereira, F.C., J. (2012).
Discovering Electricity Usage Routines in Households to Enable Tailored Feedback. In: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Buildings Summer Study. Pacific Grove, pp. 7.1-7.9.
Sass, K., Habel, U., Sachs, O., Huber, W., Gauggel, S., Kircher, T. (2012).
The influence of emotional associations on the neural correlates of semantic priming. In: Human Brain Mapping. 33(3), pp. 676-694.
LaMarche, J. (2011).
The Influence of Display Medium and Design on Energy-Saving Technology Adoption. In: Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference 2011. Washington.
Tiefenbeck, V. (2011).
Side Effects of Household Water Consumption Feedback on Electricity Consumption. In: Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference 2011. Washington.
Sachs, O. (2011).
How to Make Psychology and Technology Work For You: Features of Feedback That Support Behavior Change. In: Consortium for Energy Efficiency Industry Partners Meeting. Washington.
Gruentzig, A.W., Klapperich, C.M., Sharon, A., Braman, J., Chatterjee, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2011).
A new DNA extraction method for automated food analysis. In: Analytical Methods. 3(7), 1507-1513.
Abreu, J., Azevedo, I., Pereira, F. (2011).
A contribution to better understand the demand for electricity in the residential sector. In: European Council for Energy Efficient Economies (ECEEE) Summer Study 2011. : ECEEE.
Zeifman, M., Roth, K. (2011).
Viterbi Algorithm with Sparse Transitions (VAST) for Nonintrusive Load Monitoring. In: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence Applications in Smart Grid (CIASG). Paris: IEEE, pp. 1-8.
Sauer-Budge, A.F., Sharon, A. (2011).
Editorial for the Special Issue of RCIM on Translational Research - Where Engineering Meets Medicine. In: Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 27(2), 235-236.
Zeifman, M., Roth, K. (2011).
Nonintrusive appliance load monitoring: Review and outlook. In: IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics 57(1), Las Vegas: IEEE, pp. 76-84.
Urban, B., Roth, K., Tiefenbeck, V., Urban, B., Roth, K. (2011).
Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in US Homes in 2010. Boston: Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE, pp. 1-142.
Engelmann, P., Urban, B., Kosny, J. (2011).
New Developments in Mitigation of Thermal Bridges Generated by Light Gauge Steel Framing Components. In: NSB 2011, 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics. Tampere: NBS, pp. 1-8.
Urban, B., Engelmann, P., Urban, B., Engelmann, P., Kossecka, E., Kosny, J. (2011).
Arranging Insulation for Better Thermal Resistance in Concrete and Masonry Wall Systems. In: NSB 2011, 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics. Tampere: NBS, pp. 1-8.
LaMarche, J., Sachs, O. (2011).
Designing Interfaces for Home Energy Users: A Preference Study. In: HCI 2011. Communications in Computer and Information Science. 173Berlin: Springer.
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Smart Energy Systems. In: IEEE Pervasive Computing. 10(1): IEEE CS, 64.
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Roth, K. - August 13, 2010
Review of Techniques for Non-Intrusive Electrical Load Monitoring. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab ETA Seminars, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Berkeley, CA.
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An automated low cost instrument for simultaneous multi-sample tissue homogenization. In: Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 27(2), 276-281.
Chatterjee, A., Mirer, P., Santamaria, E.Z., Klapperich, C.M., Sharon, A., Sauer-Budge, A.F. (2010).
RNA isolation from mammalian cells using porous polymer monoliths: An approach for high-throughput automation. In: Analytical Chemistry. 2010(82), 4344-4356.
Sauer-Budge, A.F., Mirer, P., Chatterjee, A., Pollock, N.R., Klapperich, C.M., Sharon, A. (2010).
Integrated Lab-on-a-Chip Influenza Diagnostic Designed for Low Cost Manufacturing. In: Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo. 3: NSTI, 54-57.
In this paper we describe a completely integrated lab-on-a-chip for genetic analysis of bacteria or viruses. The chip...
Urban, B., Roth, K. (2010).
Guidelines for Selecting Cool Roofs. Boston: Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE, pp. 1-23.
Abreu, J., Pereira, F. , Vasconcelos, J., Ferr√£o, P. (2010).
An approach to discover the potential for demand response in the domestic sector. In: 2010 IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply. 10(1), Waltham: IEEE, pp. 240 - 245.
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Low cost and manufacturable complete microTAS for detecting bacteria. In: Lab on a Chip. 9(19): Royal Society of Chemistry, 2803-2810.
Walsh, B., Urban, B., Herkel, S. (2009).
Innovating for Better Buildings: An Opportunity Disguised as a Meltdown. White Paper by Nth Power & Fraunhofer. Boston: Nth Power, LLC; Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE.
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In January, the US Department of Energy launched the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge, an initiative that......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, May 17, 2013
With the move to our new location in Boston's Innovation District now over, we're starting to open our doors to outside......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, May 6, 2013
Yesterday marked the official kickoff of our five-year, $11.7M research effort into "plug-and-play" solar systems for......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, May 1, 2013
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting former Massachusetts Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy, II at our new headquarters......
McAulay, J., cleantechnotes.org, March 15, 2013
There aren't a lot of times in my life that I have had to pay $1000 for a single bill. Yet that's how much it cost to......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, March 7, 2013
Fraunhofer CSE's Building Technology Showcase is a far-reaching, energy-efficient retrofit of a 100-year-old historic......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, March 6, 2013
On Wednesday, March 5th, BuildingEnergy 2013 attendees were given the opportunity to tour our Building Technology......
McAulay, J., cleantechnotes.org, March 1, 2013
If you didn't have an opportunity to visit us at the ARPA-E showcase this week, you've still got another chance to see......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, February 27, 2013
Our last look at Fraunhofer CSE's Building Technology Showcase focused on the many innovative, energy-efficient cooling......
Sirkin, J., cleantechnotes.org, February 22, 2013
Financing photovoltaic power plants can be an uphill battle. As with any power plant, the payback time to recover the......
Sirkin, J., cleantechnotes.org, February 21, 2013
As an initiative designed to assist early-stage energy start-ups in finding the resources needed to bring their......
McAulay, J., cleantechnotes.org, February 11, 2013
A new kind of lightbulb just went on above my head - literally. In this case, it's a ByteLight LED that not only sheds......
Sirkin, J., cleantechnotes.org, February 7, 2013
For the past fifteen years, the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program has drawn on researchers,......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, February 1, 2013
We're pleased to announce that Dr. Christian Hoepfner, Fraunhofer CSE's Scientific Director, will be joining the......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, January 22, 2013
On January 14th, architects, building components, systems, and materials manufacturers descended on Munich for BAU, the......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, January 17, 2013
With Fraunhofer CSE's Building Technology Showcase heading towards completion, visits from Showcase industry partners......
Urban, B., cleantechnotes.org, January 15, 2013
If you've ever lived in a building heated by steam radiators, you may be familiar with their shortcomings....
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, January 11, 2013
On Tuesday afternoon, members of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) toured Fraunhofer CSE's Building......
Starr, E., cleantechnotes.org, January 10, 2013
The buildings in which we live and work consume 41% of all energy used in the United States, according to studies......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, January 3, 2013
When it came time to make his big move from California to Boston, Geoffrey Kinsey, CSE's new Director of Photovoltaic......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, December 13, 2012
If you are truly serious about designing an energy-efficient building, how you heat and cool that building is a crucial......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, December 4, 2012
Last Wednesday, Fraunhofer CSE had the honor of hosting a delegation of more than 60 mayors and city councilors from......
Sirkin, J., cleantechnotes.org, October 22, 2012
After two days of intense networking, attendees of last week's Global Cleantech Meet-Up took a well-deserved break with......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, October 10, 2012
High-impact networking isn't the only thing happening at next week's Global Cleantech Meet-up - attendees will also......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, October 9, 2012
On October 26th, the HeatSpring Learning Institute will be conducting a Renewable Energy 101 workshop at our offices at......
Sirkin, J., cleantechnotes.org, October 3, 2012
In just under two weeks, we'll be kicking off the Global Cleantech Meet-up at the Boston Convention and Exhibition......
Sirkin, J., cleantechnotes.org, September 27, 2012
Fraunhofer CSE may be best known for its contract research, but professional development and workforce training has......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, September 24, 2012
Last week our Cambridge offices had the pleasure of hosting a delegation of analysts from PHOTON Consulting, a leading......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, September 18, 2012
Last week, Fraunhofer TechBridge welcomed a select group of German cleantech start-ups from Climate KIC, a knowledge......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, September 10, 2012
"High-Performance." For many Americans, it's a term that summons up visions of gleaming sports cars or lightning-fast......
Bassey, C., cleantechnotes.org, August 29, 2012
We're proud to announce that LayTec GmbH's X Link quality assurance tool, based on a patented process developed at......
Strack, G., cleantechnotes.org, July 20, 2012
Fraunhofer CSE research shows that - in addition to the clever design of home energy management (HEM) technologies -......
Frangos, K., cleantechnotes.org, July 17, 2012
On June 21st, 2012, Fraunhofer CSE co-hosted the Building Technologies Symposium, a cross-disciplinary event intended......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, July 2, 2012
Sometimes, the success or failure of a technology comes down to a bare handful of cents. As industry observers have......
Frangos, K., cleantechnotes.org, June 21, 2012
On Wednesday morning, June 20th, we had the privilege of hosting Dr. Peter Ammon, Germany's Ambassador to the United......
McAulay, J., cleantechnotes.org, June 15, 2012
Futuristic as it may sound, Fraunhofer CSE and the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) are......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, June 5, 2012
The amount of photovoltaic (PV) solar power installed around the world has grown by a factor of almost sixty over the......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, June 5, 2012
This week, Fraunhofer TechBridge is pleased to host a group of visitors from Fraunhofer Venture, Germany, along with......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, May 31, 2012
Working in close collaboration with Fraunhofer CSE and the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), Germany's......
Strack, G., cleantechnotes.org, May 25, 2012
This week, Fraunhofer CSE presented preliminary results of a field study at the Garrison Institute's "Climate,......
Dahl, E., cleantechnotes.org, May 23, 2012
I've experienced an interesting combination of conversations, events, and "aha"-moments related to the solar PV sector......
McAulay, J., cleantechnotes.org, May 17, 2012
Let the speculation begin! With HR 3606, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) act, officially signed into law,......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, May 4, 2012
Deployment of renewable energies technologies - especially solar PV - is advancing rapidly. As the world leader in......
Sachs, M., cleantechnotes.org, May 1, 2012
In 2011, I completed my graduate studies in Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. Until then, I had not been......
Browne, N., cleantechnotes.org, March 9, 2012
This week marks an important milestone in the development of Fraunhofer CSE's future "living laboratory" and......
LaMarche, J., cleantechnotes.org, March 6, 2012
Over the last few years many display technologies have come onto the home energy management (HEM) market that aim to......
McAulay, J., cleantechnotes.org, February 29, 2012
In the startup world we talk a lot about "the Pitch" either to investors, team members, or potential customers about......
Dahl, E., cleantechnotes.org, February 21, 2012
To explain the role I see for Dynamo's portable generator, our "micro-turbine" in the market, I'd like to show you the......
Zeifman, M., cleantechnotes.org, February 7, 2012
At the recent IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics inLas Vegas, energy management was a major topic of......
McAulay, J., cleantechnotes.org, January 26, 2012
These days, everything is being crowdsourced - or is it just that the definition of crowdsourcing is expanding? Is......
Dahl, E., cleantechnotes.org, January 23, 2012
Our friends at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center came to visit on Friday, January 20, to tour our labs and hear......
Tiefenbeck, V., cleantechnotes.org, January 19, 2012
A recent field study I conducted with colleagues at Fraunhofer CSE showed interesting potential side effects of an......
Dahl, E., cleantechnotes.org, January 18, 2012
Yesterday, we were honored to receive a visit from Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Senator Sal DiDomenico, Representative......
McAulay, J., cleantechnotes.org, January 12, 2012
As you may have heard, the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) has partnered with us at......
Dahl, E., cleantechnotes.org, January 10, 2012
In the January 7 issue of New Scientist, writer Phil McKenna describes advances being made in phase change materials......
Dahl, E., cleantechnotes.org, January 6, 2012
At National Grid, we're committed to continuously improving the efficiency and reliability of the grid, while......
Dahl, E., cleantechnotes.org, January 5, 2012
oday, former Fraunhofer CSE PV Fellow Ed Cahill shares his experience creating an internal contest to determine best......
McAulay, J., cleantechnotes.org, December 23, 2011
Through the acceleration of high-growth entrepreneurship and adoption of innovative energy efficient technologies, the......
Browne, N., cleantechnotes.org, December 22, 2011
In his recent column on the Massachusetts clean energy sector's prospects for 2012, Jon Chesto gets it right: "The......
Dahl, E., cleantechnotes.org, December 19, 2011
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, manager of the US Department of Energy's new SunShot Initiative and a UC Berkeley materials......
Sachs, O., cleantechnotes.org, December 12, 2011
Recently, several members of the Fraunhofer CSE Building Energy Efficiency Group were fortunate to attend the 2011......
Dahl, E., cleantechnotes.org, December 10, 2011
Today's guest post comes to us from Kate Cheney and Caroline Duvier, two fellows from CSE's Human Factors research......
McAulay, J., cleantechnotes.org, December 8, 2011
If you haven't seen it yet, get ready to see it everywhere: augmented reality is on its way to being the new ubiquity.......