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The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) has been selected to receive project funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SunShot Initiative, a collaborative national effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade.

CSE's five-year, $11.7 million research project focuses on the development of plug-and-play solar photovoltaic systems that can be purchased, installed and connected by homeowners without the need to engage outside consultants or contractors. This project is part of a larger $21 million DOE investment aimed at developing technology solutions that reduce the soft costs of residential solar PV systems.

With DOE investment, CSE says it will create technologies, components, systems and standards that reduce the cost of residential solar. The institute plans to leverage efforts by Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to accelerate the deployment of solar PV systems.




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