Clean Power Blog


August 21, 2015

InnovateMass Awardee Developing High-Durability Turbine

Emily Izzo, Project Administrator for IIS The drive out to Hadley on a balmy summer morning is lovely – the bucolic scenery, fresh air and occasional tractor on the Pike are quite the treat for the InnovateMass team from Boston, and it’s almost tempting to call it a day at 9:30 am and simply open... READ THE FULL POST

August 18, 2015

Drinking Water Concerns: More Than Just Scarcity

Ben Goossen, Business Development Fellow Someone once said, “Highways are the cathedrals of our time.” While the truth of that statement is easy to recognize, there is perhaps an equally impressive infrastructural undertaking lying hidden beneath our feet.  More than 1 million miles of... READ THE FULL POST

August 04, 2015

Mass Solar Connect Hits 1 MW Milestone

Maya Gilchrist, Solar Incentive Program Fellow Thanks to a total of 141 participants, MassCEC’s Mass Solar Connect pilot program has surpassed 1 Megawatt of contracted solar energy capacity. Education, outreach and community organizing have... READ THE FULL POST

July 27, 2015

Building 36 Technologies: Helping to Grow the Clean Energy Workforce

Lindsay Martinez, Workforce Development Fellow MassCEC’s Internship Program broke records this summer session, placing 244 interns at 152 companies. The program provides the clean energy community with a... READ THE FULL POST

July 15, 2015

Tesla: Now Powering Your Home

Lila Sevener, Solar Fellow It is well known that the sun supplies significantly more than the amount of energy needed to power the Earth. In fact, the sun’s rays hitting the Earth continuously provide over 35,000 times... READ THE FULL POST

June 30, 2015

A Different Kind of "Alternative" History

Micaela Allen, Communications Fellow You don’t have to travel too far into the future to find clean energy alternatives being used in everyday life. In fact, you can even travel to the past. Historical pasts are meeting sustainable futures at several famous landmarks worldwide, which are now being... READ THE FULL POST

June 22, 2015

Scholarships Announced for Clean Tech, Water Innovation MassChallenge Finalists

Sally Griffith, Project Manager There are a lot of great ideas out there that could prove transformative. With over 150 universities and a strong culture of research and development in Massachusetts, our state already has the right conditions to develop breakthroughs in clean energy and water... READ THE FULL POST

June 19, 2015

Women in Cleanweb

Chelsea Mattioda, Business Development Fellow Computer science and technology have the vast potential to modernize problem-solving processes in all sectors, and yet women are consistently underrepresented in both the developer and cleantech communities. The time has come to focus on women in... READ THE FULL POST

The crew of Keystone Tower Systems pose with their wind turbine tower as it is tested.
June 16, 2015

Testing Taller Wind Turbines — By Breaking Them Apart

  Emma McGrath, Communications Fellow Donning hard hats and protective goggles, in a 4,000 square-foot research lab packed with steel and concrete, a team of Northeastern University researchers is preparing for failure. You know, the structural kind. At the... READ THE FULL POST

June 08, 2015

Stormwater: to Fee or Not to Fee?

Chelsea Mattioda, Business Development Fellow The average person does not think much about how we manage a stormwater event, but this is a challenge municipalities in Massachusetts and the U.S. are being forced to confront. In urban and suburban areas, stormwater tends to flow over non-porous... READ THE FULL POST