- About MassCEC
- About Clean Energy
- Catalyst Program
- Clean Heating and Cooling
- Commonwealth Hydropower
- Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy
- Commonwealth Small Pellet Boiler Program
- Commonwealth Solar Hot Water
- Commonwealth Solar II
- Commonwealth Wind
- Community Energy Strategies
- District Energy
- Green Workforce: Energy Efficiency
- Investments in the Advancement of Technology
- Investments in Job Creation
- Mass Solar Connect
- Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program
- Massachusetts Israel Innovation Partnership
- Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford
- Pathways Out Of Poverty
- Production Tracking System
- Solarize Mass
- Woodstove Change-Out
- Workforce Capacity Building
- Wind Technology Testing Center
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in Massachusetts—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts.
MassCEC provides early-stage investments to startup companies, funds renewable energy rebates for residents and businesses and supports the development of a local clean energy workforce. Since its inception in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers.
Earlier this fall, the program, which funds internships for college students and recent graduates at clean energy companies, was named State and Local Government Initiative of the Year by the International Renewable Energy Council (IREC) during its prestigious 3iAwards, handed out at the Solar Power International conference in Las Vegas. Receiving this honor is no small feat, considering that the best and brightest programs from across the country all come out to compete for this sought-after award.
As if that wasn't enough, just today the program brought home one of the Clean Energy States Alliance’s SLICE awards, ranking it among the best programs in the country at accelerating the development of clean energy technologies.
Since its inception in 2011, the program has been a win-win for students and the companies at which they intern. Students gain invaluable on-the-job working experience as they prepare for clean energy careers, while host companies receive help as they grow their businesses, with the added bonus of knowing that they are helping to train the next generation of clean energy workers.
Wednesday was an exciting day for cleantech collaboration and innovation in Massachusetts!
To kick off the day at MassCEC’s Forum 20/20 conference, MassCEC CEO Alicia Barton joined Dr. Cheryl Martin, acting director of the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), to announce the signing of a partnership agreement the two agencies designed to enhance collaboration in research, development, demonstration and deployment of clean technologies.
Gov. Deval Patrick capped off the conference by announcing the launch of AmplifyMass, a new program to support companies and researchers entering the ARPA-E program, and announcing the latest rounds of InnovateMass and Catalyst.
All told, the $2.5 million in funding opportunities will assist emerging clean energy companies and researchers hone their products and services, driving innovation in the Commonwealth and creating local jobs.
Through the agreement with ARPA-E and the launch of AmplifyMass, we are formalizing a partnership that has seen MassCEC provide $2 million is matching funds to seven ARPA-E awardees, companies that have gone on to raise more than $200 million in follow-on funding, employ more than 280 workers, and construct multiple pilot manufacturing facilities here in the Commonwealth.
A global push towards clean energy would result in cleaner air, healthier people and a booming economy.
That was the case made Thursday by United States Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Gov. Deval Patrick during an event at MassCEC's Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown.
Before making their remarks, Secs. Kerry and Hammond and Gov. Patrick toured the WTTC with Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett and MassCEC CEO Alicia Barton.