Clean Power Blog

For the first time in nearly a year, there are some new names in MassCEC's investment portfolio.

We recently made equity investments to support two emerging Massachusetts energy efficiency companies as they market their promising technologies, which can make a big impact on energy consumption.

Both eCurv, of Cambridge, and Powerhouse Dynamics, of Newton, have developed economic solutions that can have a big impact on reducing energy consumption and realizing significant cost savings.

We are excited to help them leverage the opportunities provided by the cleantech ecosystem in Massachusetts to accelerate their growth and commercial success!

Read the full post to find out more about these truly innovative companies.

Every weekday, more than 1,000 people start their day with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Digest, a daily clean energy newsletter that compiles news articles, blog posts and opinion pieces from the cleantech sector across the nation and around the world.

But it wasn’t always this way.

Back in 2011, Sally Griffith, MassCEC's program manager for knowledge development, started the Digest as a way to keep a handful of MassCEC employees informed about local clean energy news.

Well, word traveled fast that the digest was a reliable and useful source of clean energy happenings. As more and more people at MassCEC signed up they told colleagues from other organizations. Last year, Sally and her team opened the subscriber list to the public and the subscriber list got longer and longer.

As the Digest’s popularity grew, Sally worked hard to include unique and informative pieces from a variety of sources, ensuring a high-quality news product. Digest stories often feature news from national sources including the New York Times, Bloomberg and The Hill, as well as local sources, including the Metrowest Daily News and WBUR.

Over the past few years, Sally has mentored several interns who helped gather news, compose the summaries and produce the Digest each day. It’s become a wonderful opportunity for students to learn quickly what the clean energy issues of the day are, providing them with an education on the industry.

Last month, state and local officials joined Harvard residents and volunteers to celebrate the opening of the Harvard Solar Garden, which allows residents and small business owners whose properties are not well-suited for solar to ‘plug in’ to a community-owned solar project.

The project was a long time coming, and is a shining example of what can happen when partners come together to tackle an issue – in this case allowing all residents and business owners to access the benefits of solar energy.