All MassCEC Programs

MassCEC offers a number of programs to help grow the clean energy industry in Massachusetts, with offerings helping residents, businesses, non-profits and government agencies finance the planning and implementation of clean energy projects. MassCEC programs also help clean energy businesses grow their operations in Massachusetts. Below is an alphabetical list of programs currently offered by MassCEC.


AccelerateMass provides convertible grants cleantech graduates of local accelerators to advance new clean technologies towards commercialization. In its inaugural round, AccelerateMass expects to award up to $150,000 to up to five cleantech companies.


AmplifyMass offers matching funding to Massachusetts-based awardees of ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy), an agency of the United States Department of Energy with a mission to support energy technology innovations that will enhance the economic and energy security of the country.

Catalyst Program

The Catalyst Program's primary intent is to stimulate the commercialization of clean energy and water technologies developed in the Commonwealth. Awarded funds are used to demonstrate the feasibility of technologies in specific industry applications in order to obtain increased industry and investor interest.

Clean Heating and Cooling

MassCEC's Clean Heating and Cooling program offers rebates to support the installation of renewable heating and cooling technologies at homes across the Commonwealth. The program offers these rebates for a number of technologies that offer a high level of comfort, are generally more cost-effective to operate than traditional systems, and reduce the carbon footprint of homes and businesses. MassCEC has announced a $30 million commitment to these technologies through 2020. 

Commonwealth Hydropower

The Commonwealth Hydropower Program seeks to increase the output of the Commonwealth’s hydropower assets by providing grants for ecologically-appropriate projects that can be implemented quickly and efficiently.

Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy

MassCEC’s Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy program provides funding to educate businesses and communities about organics-to-energy technologies, help communities and businesses evaluate organics-to-energy projects, and support construction of facilities. For basic information on Organics-to-Energy technologies, please visit our About Organics-to-Energy webpage.

To view results from selected studies supported by the program, please see Completed Studies

Commonwealth Solar Hot Water

On September 1, 2014, the Commonwealth Solar Hot Water program announced changes to the solar hot water construction applications. For more information, please see the "Commonwealth Solar Hot Water, Summary of Changes - September 2014" document below.

Commonwealth Solar II

The Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program has closed, as of January 2015. Please see our About Solar Electricity page for information on the basics of going solar and to learn about available incentives. 

Commonwealth Wind Program

MassCEC's Commonwealth Wind (CommWind) Program assists appropriately-sited wind energy development in Massachusetts that can help achieve the Commonwealth's goals for a clean environment and a robust economy.  

Commonwealth Wood Stove Change-Out

This program is now closed to new applicants. Please sign up for emails to learn of future program offerings.

The Commonwealth Wood Stove Change-Out program, a partnership between MassCEC, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Energy Resources, offers rebates to assist Massachusetts residents in replacing non-EPA-certified wood stoves with cleaner, more efficient EPA-certified wood or pellet stoves.

Community Energy Strategies

The Community Energy Strategies Program (CESP) is an initiative developed by MassCEC in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Division. The program, delivered in partnership with local officials and community volunteers, helps communities identify and develop strategies for implementing the mix of clean energy projects and incentives best suited to address local interests, needs, and opportunities for clean energy development across all sectors.


MassCEC’s IncubateMass program provides funding to incubators that catalyze and support startup companies to create jobs and promote the commercialization of new clean energy technology.  By providing their client companies with targeted business support services and resources, such as mentors, specialized equipment, educational series and networks, these incubators work to accelerate the development of clean energy startups and increase the success rate of member companies.


InnovateMass is a competitive program that provides awards to applicant teams that offer the most innovative, effective and impactful clean energy solutions to tough energy and environmental problems here in the Commonwealth. InnovateMass program funding helps companies and their technologies move closer to commercialization, signaling to the marketplace that the technology is approaching readiness for manufacturing and sales. 

Investments in Job Creation

MassCEC makes growth capital investments that support the expansion of a clean energy company’s operations in Massachusetts. These investments require significant job creation and economic development in the Commonwealth.

The investment structure and amount will depend on the applicant’s growth trajectory and geography.

Applicants must submit a comprehensive, written business plan via email with the subject header “Investments in Job Creation Program” to

Investments in the Advancement of Technology

MassCEC makes venture capital equity investments in promising early-stage Massachusetts clean energy companies that are developing and commercializing technologies that contribute to the advancement of one or more of the following clean energy or energy efficiency categories:

Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is undertaking the management of the development of the Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford.

Mass Solar Connect

Mass Solar Connect seeks to increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity systems for members of participating Massachusetts-based non-profit groups through an outreach and education campaign coupled with competitive pricing. The inaugural round of the program, held in 2015, led to more than 1,000 people expressing interest in pursuing solar energy.

Mass Solar Loan

The Mass Solar Loan program will allow Massachusetts residents to obtain low-interest loans to purchase and install solar electric systems on their homes.

Massachusetts As a First Customer

The Massachusetts As a First Customer program supports Massachusetts clean energy and water innovation technology companies looking for their first or early customers, as well as facilitating the adoption of new energy or water innovation technologies at public agencies, schools and communities across the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts As a First Customer operates in a two-stage process, first working to assess the technical readiness of emerging technologies, and then working to connect the most viable technologies with the public entities looking to adopt them.

Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program helps prepare the next generation of clean energy workers by connecting students and recent graduates with Massachusetts companies in need of interns.

Pathways Out of Poverty

The Pathways Out of Poverty program provides grant funding for job training programs that help low- and moderate-income earners build careers in the clean energy sector and attain financial self-sufficiency.

Created by the 2009 Act Relative to Clean Energy, Pathways Out of Poverty provides funding for green collar job training offered by clean energy companies, community-based nonprofit groups, educational institutions and labor organizations throughout Massachusetts.

Production Tracking System

The Production Tracking System (PTS) is a database used by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to track the production of renewable energy systems that are installed throughout the Commonwealth.  The PTS provides MassCEC with the information necessary to monitor and evaluate the performance of renewable energy systems and the effectiveness of its renewable energy programs.

Solarize Mass

About Solarize Mass

Solarize Mass seeks to increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity in participating communities through a competitive tiered pricing structure that increases the savings for everyone as more home and business owners sign contracts.

Wind Technology Testing Center

Wind turbine blade testing is a critical factor in maintaining high levels of reliability and evaluating the latest technological developments in airfoils and materials. Adequate testing will allow wind energy to be more competitive. In addition, blade testing is required as part of turbine certification to meet international design standards including IEC, GL, DNV. Meeting international standards allows developers to mitigate the technical and financial risk of deploying mass-produced wind turbines. 

Workforce Capacity Building

MassCEC’s Workforce Capacity Building program provides funding for workforce training program enhancements, expansion or new program development activities that build the instructional capacity of staff, faculty, instructors, and expose students, non-traditional students and adults to clean energy concepts at higher education institutions, secondary and vocational technical high schools and community-based or non-profit organizations.