Studies and Research

MassCEC is pleased to provide this  Solar Market Barriers Overview, the result of an analysis undertaken to help identify key solar barriers and identify potential market options to overcome these barriers within... read more.

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.

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC) launched the Energy Storage Initiative in 2015, which includes a... read more.

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.

Each year, MassCEC commissions an independent industry report that gives us the chance to examine the strides the clean energy sector has made over the past 12 months, and measures how investments in clean energy economic development are paying off for the Commonwealth.
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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.

MassCEC is proud to release the first Massachusetts Water Technology Industry Roadmap, outlining the state of the industry for the first time, taking measure of its size and offering an outlook for... read more.

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), working with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and its Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and other state agencies commissioned this ... read more.

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.

For the third straight year, the Massachusetts clean energy economy is growing. 

The 2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report shows clean energy jobs grew by 11.8% from 2012... 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.

The 2008 Small Wind Progress Briefing report analyzes the energy output of 21 small wind turbines installed in Massachusetts, with funding from the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust(MRET),to determine... 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.

The 2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report offers several significant findings related to the growing importance of this sector to the Commonwealth’s overall economy. First, the more than 64,000 clean energy... read more.

The 2012 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report follows our 2011 groundbreaking study to gauge the size and growth of clean energy sector employment and businesses. 

The survey shows that there are now 71,... 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.