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


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Recent Energy Systems News


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...

Gas Demand Response: The Next Frontier.

Roth, K. - March 21, 2019. AEE East Energy Conference. AEE. Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.

Recent Publications

Residential retrofits at scale: opportunity identification, saving estimation, and personalized messaging based on communicating thermostat data

Zeifman, M., Lazrak, A., Roth, K. (2019). In: Energy Efficiency. : Springer , pp. 1-13.

New trends in solar: A comparative study assessing attitudes towards the adoption of rooftop solar

Abreu, J., Wingartz, N., Hardy, N. (2019). In: Energy Policy. 128 : Elsevier, pp. 347-363.
The factors affecting the adoption of conventional solar PV have been broadly addressed in the recent literature....