Energy Systems

Fraunhofer USA CMI’s interdisciplinary Energy Systems Team performs applied R&D on building technologies and distributed energy resources (DERs) to help achieve a sustainable energy future.

We engage in projects with industry and government clients to:

  • Test and evaluate the real-world performance of building energy systems and DERs
  • Develop building performance assessment and control algorithms
  • Develop and demonstrate technologies that optimize dispatch of distributed electric generation and loads
  • Increase the hosting capacity of the utility grid for renewable generation
  • Facilitate the deployment of DER Systems at scale
  • Characterize building energy consumption to inform policy decisions
  • Assess building technologies to identify high-impact energy savings opportunities

Research Areas

  • Energy-efficient buildings and building technologies
  • Building control and performance assessment algorithms
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage
  • Microgrids
  • eMobility
  • Interoperability, codes, and standards

Capabilities

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Recent Energy Systems News

Dr Kurt Roth to speak at ISE Energy of the Future Webinar Series.

USA CMI - November 3, 2021. ISE Energy of the Future Webinar Series. ISE Energy of the Future Webinar Series..
Fraunhofer USA CMI

BosTechJam.

June 13, 2019. 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...

Recent Publications

Gas Demand Response -To Scale or Not to Scale, that is the Question: Findings from a C&I Pilot

Zeifman, Roth, Brady-Traczyk, Abreu (2020). In: ACEEE - Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2020. : ACEEE.
A pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of a gas demand response program to reduce gas consumption during peak...

When Two Isn’t Better Than One: Algorithms to Remotely Identify Insulation and Air Sealing Retrofit Opportunities in Homes with Two Communicating Thermostats

Zeifman, Lazrak, Roth (2020). In: ACEEE - Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2020. : ACEEE.
Developing effective algorithms to analyze interval data from two communicating thermostats to provide greater insight...