MassCEC acts as a connector between established and startup clean energy companies, investors, strategic corporate partners and large energy users in Massachusetts.

MassCEC supports local incubators, business accelerator competitions and other resources, job training, networking events and provides seed investments for technology companies.

InnovateMass Awardee Lands Deal With Coca-Cola

With the holiday season in full swing, many companies are at working at their peak – which can also mean a spike in their energy expenses. Fortunately, there are innovative Massachusetts clean energy companies that specialize in reducing business’ fuel and power costs.

One such company is Boston-based XL Hybrids. This video by Bloomberg TV shows how XL Hybrids retrofits commercial vans and trucks, often used for deliveries, with hybrid technology. By capturing the energy wasted in braking, their technology allows vehicles to decrease fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 20 percent on urban or suburban routes. The start-up has recently landed a deal with Coca-Cola, which according to a recent Boston Globe article will retrofit 100 of their service vans with the technology.

Innovation at Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is now seeking proposals under the Wastewater Treatment Plant Technology Demonstration Program (WWT Pilot Program) to pilot innovative technologies at publicly-owned wastewater treatment (WWT) districts or authorities across the Commonwealth. MassCEC expects to make awards of up to $150,000.

Applications are now open and can be found hereThe deadline to submit an application is December 8th, 2017 at 4:00pm EST.

Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES)

As part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s Energy Storage Initiative (“ESI”), the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and Department of Energy Resources (DOER) are seeking proposals for energy storage demonstration projects as part of the ACES program.

These projects are aimed at piloting innovative, broadly-replicable energy storage use cases/business models with multiple value streams in order to prime Massachusetts for increased commercialization and deployment of storage technologies.


MAtCH is a start-up exchange program jointly administered by MassCEC and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). Its goal is to provide early-stage companies an opportunity to explore business development in a foreign market.


DeployMass (formerly known as the Massachusetts as a First Customer Program) facilitates the adoption of clean energy or water innovation technologies at public agencies, public academic institutions and municipalities to support the growth and development of Massachusetts-based companies while saving taxpayer dollars.

Investments Program

MassCEC makes direct equity and venture debt investments in Massachusetts-based clean energy companies. Equity investments average approximately $500,000 in a Seed, Series A, or Series B financing round, with venture debt investments of $100,000 to $1 million to help Massachusetts-based cleantech companies grow, reach key milestones, and create jobs. Applications for these investments are accepted on a rolling basis.


The InnovateMass program provides up to $250,000 in grant funding and technical support to applicant teams deploying new clean energy technologies or innovative combinations of existing technologies with a strong potential for commercialization. Successful applicants will propose projects that address important energy challenges, help to grow the state’s clean energy economy, and contribute to Massachusetts’ continued clean energy leadership. Applications for InnovateMass are now open and can be found here.


AccelerateMass is a two-stage investment program that provides up to $150,000 in convertible notes to clean energy graduates of approved accelerator programs. The program exists to support companies as they advance and commercialize clean energy technologies and business models. AccelerateMass was launched in 2015. Four investments were made in both 2015 and 2016.

Applications due: November 11, 2017.