Clean Power Blog


February 13, 2017

City of Gardner Receives Grant for New Turbine

One of the challenges of implementing renewable energy is ensuring consistent energy availability. Wind speeds are not always fast enough for turbines to generate energy, and solar PV panels can only generate electricity when the sun is shining. Numerous solutions are in the works, from batteries... READ THE FULL POST

February 10, 2017

2016 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report Released

On a chilly December morning in Charlestown, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center released its 2016 Annual Clean Energy Industry Report. The clean energy sector in Massachusetts has seen strong growth over the last year.  The Commonwealth hit a significant milestone this year, as it surpassed 100... READ THE FULL POST

February 10, 2017

Over 100 students attend Clean Energy Symposium

It’s not often that clean energy is the focus of an entire day, but the 2016 Student Clean Energy Symposium was able to make this happen for over 100 students and 20 clean energy employers on Friday, December 2. The morning of the Symposium kicked off with a welcome from MassCEC CEO Stephen Pike... READ THE FULL POST

February 10, 2017

Floatovoltaics: Making a Splash in the Solar Industry

As solar energy becomes increasingly popular, there effectively becomes less space to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Finding technically viable site locations for projects that require large amounts of space without encroaching on surrounding communities continues to challenge the solar... READ THE FULL POST

Solarize Natick Residents
February 10, 2017

Natick Wraps-Up Highly Successful Solarize Mass Campaign

It may seem like the sun shines brighter in the Town of Natick, due to the recent surge of solar installations that have been appearing on residential rooftops. As part of MassCEC’s Solarize Mass program, Natick will be adding 156 installations totaling 1.2 MW of solar electricity to the... READ THE FULL POST

National Ad Campaign photo
February 10, 2017

Best if Used

Forty percent. That’s the amount of food wasted in the U.S. each year. That’s two out of the five bananas that you bought this week at the market. That’s getting 7 eggs when you really bought a dozen. Food waste is an epidemic of two issues: The first, is the obvious – waste! Awareness and action... READ THE FULL POST

Hydrogen fueling demonstration
February 10, 2017

Hydrogen Fueling: A Driving Force of the Future

A sunny day in Billerica, Massachusetts was punctuated with enthusiastic conversations about hydrogen fuel cells. While this may seem like a strange combination, it was far from foreign to the MassCEC employees who attended a demonstrative fueling of a fuel cell-powered car at a Nuvera station... READ THE FULL POST

February 10, 2017

MassCEC Helps Electric Airplane Company Take Flight

From golf-carts to cars, electric drivetrain technology has steadily climbed the ranks of the transportation market. Now, it is set to reach new heights above the clouds. On August 2, MassCEC and the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) awarded $40,000... READ THE FULL POST

MassChallenge Logo
February 10, 2017

MassChallenge Finalists to Keep an Eye On

Massachusetts is home to thousands of startup companies, many of whom got their start in Accelerator programs such as MassChallenge. These programs – ranging from mentorships, access to manufacturing and co-working space, to meetings with investors and potential customers – quite literally... READ THE FULL POST

CRMC Bioenergy Facility Generalized Process Flows
February 10, 2017

This Pilot Has Taken Off

It’s always great to hear about a “pilot” project that not only proves out its hypotheses, but exceeds expectations and lays the groundwork for a full-scale facility.  That’s been the case for the pilot anaerobic digester, developed by Massachusetts-based CRMC Bioenergy, LLC at the Greater New... READ THE FULL POST