Studies and Research
In order to maximize economic development opportunities in Massachusetts associated with the emerging... read more.
The 2016 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report – an annual accounting of the sector’s activity – shows the clean energy sector continues to report sustained growth, expanding to more than 105,000 jobs between 2015 and 2016. The industry contributes $11.8 billion to Massachusetts’ Gross... read more.
MassCEC, in partnership with U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), has completed three years of marine wildlife surveys to guide and expedite the federal permitting process for offshore wind development, and to support the deployment of offshore wind in Massachusetts in an... read more.
Metocean Data Needs Assessment and Data Collection Strategy Development for the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area
MassCEC commissioned AWS TruePower to prepare a report intended to increase current knowledge about the meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) conditions within the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) designated Massachusetts Wind Energy Area (MAWEA) and the Rhode Island/... read more.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, is pleased to provide the Massachusetts Renewable Heating and Cooling: Opportunities and Impacts Study, created in partnership with the Department of Energy... read more.
MassCEC, in partnership with the City of Holyoke and the Town of Somerset, recently released a pair of studies looking at potential reuses for the Mt. Tom, Brayton Point and Montaup coal-fired power plants.
These studies were aimed at assisting the communities in conversations with... read more.
In 2013, MassCEC and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Division, launched Community Energy Strategies, an initiative aimed at partnering with local officials and community volunteers, to identify and develop strategies for implementing the mix of clean energy... read more.
Microgrids – Benefits, Models, Barriers and Suggested Policy Initiatives for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
As cities and states seek to improve the resilience, reliability, and efficiency of the electric grid in the face of increasingly severe storms and other emerging threats, microgrids offer policy makers, elected leaders and the communities they serve an additional tool with which to... read more.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center commissioned the Relationship between Wind Turbines and Residential Property Values in Massachusetts to study whether home values were... read more.
MassCEC has initiated a variety of research and analysis projects designed to increase understanding around specific wind energy topics. Below is information about several projects that MassCEC has supported. Other projects are currently in the planning phases. We also welcome suggestions for... read more.
In 2011, MassCEC began implementation of a multi-year performance monitoring campaign of 54 residential and commercial-scale solar hot water systems across the state in order to understand how well the equipment performed, how performance compared to expectations, and to identify performance... read more.
The Study of Acoustic and EMF Levels from Solar Photovoltaic Projects conducted measurements at several ground-mounted PV arrays in Massachusetts to determine the sound pressure levels and... read more.
Strategic Options for Investment in Transmission in Support of Offshore Wind Development in Massachusetts
The Strategic Options for Investment in Transmission in Support of Offshore Wind Development in Massachusetts study was designed to take into consideration a... read more.
A Future of Innovation and Growth: Advancing Massachusetts’ Clean-Energy Leadership, was prepared by Clean Edge Inc. for MassCEC. The report compares Massachusetts with... read more.
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Potential at State-Owned Facilities report provides estimates of renewable energy and energy efficiency potential at facilities and... read more.