MIT and Fraunhofer: Center for Sustainable Energy Systems
MIT and Fraunhofer signed an agreement on April 14, 2008 to establish a research center in Massachusetts focused on significantly reducing the cost of solar energy over the next five years. The MIT-Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems will develop cutting-edge technologies and materials for designing and producing more efficient solar modules. Located adjacent to the MIT campus, the center will also be active in other areas of sustainable energy research, including the development of new technologies to substantially reduce the energy consumption of new and retrofitted structures by adapting state-of-the-art building technology. The center also aims to develop a portfolio of new efficiency and solar technologies that maximize MIT’s world-class capabilities in advanced materials R&D and computer simulation.