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The Battery Resourcers team in their pilot recycling facility.

March 24, 2020

MassCEC Grant Programs Supercharge the Growth of Clean Energy Start-Ups in Massachusetts

Innovative clean energy technologies are an important part of Massachusetts’ ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals. At the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Technology Development (TechDev) Team is focused on providing resources to clean energy companies, entrepreneurs, and... READ THE FULL POST

March 05, 2020

#MassCEC10 - Mass Solar Loan has enabled the installation of over 5,000 solar electric systems

Over the past ten years, MassCEC has supported solar photovoltaic (PV) installation through a variety of deployment programs, including the Mass Solar Loan program, launched in late 2015 as an effort to expand customer access to solar. We are excited to announce that over 5,000 Mass Solar Loan... READ THE FULL POST

This new construction home in Northampton, MA was built by Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity. The home is so well insulated that the entire building is heated and cooled by one single-head heat pump!

February 27, 2020

Lessons from the Field: Month Nine of the Whole-Home ASHP Pilot

MassCEC’s whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for about nine months now. We currently have 41 approved projects, with 23 existing building retrofits and 18 new construction or gut rehab projects. We have... READ THE FULL POST

In-person Real Estate Appraiser "Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar" course offered November 2019 at the Worcester CleanTech Incubator.

January 31, 2020

Appraisers and Real Estate Agents Hold the Key to Supporting Customers with Solar

There has been an exponential increase in the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across the US over the past decade, and Massachusetts is no exception. In 2006, there were several hundred solar systems installed, while today there are almost 100,000 systems across the state. A growing... READ THE FULL POST

January 22, 2020

#MassCEC10 - Celebrating a Decade of Clean Energy Innovation

In 2009, a trio of MIT graduates came together around an idea. The concept was to take advantage of dropping battery prices to create vehicle electrification solutions for fleets and eventually integrate them into the grid. If successful, the group could penetrate an untapped market with a new... READ THE FULL POST

The image above shows a heat pump installed with a drip cap, which is a good way to protect the outdoor unit if it needs to be installed under a roof drip line. (Image from Steven Winters Associates, Inc.)

December 20, 2019

Lessons from the Field: Month Seven of the Whole-Home ASHP Pilot

MassCEC’s whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for about seven months now. See our previous monthly blog... READ THE FULL POST

This is the first floor plan of the first air-to-water heat pump project participating in MassCEC's whole-home pilot. The home's distribution system will be a mix of the existing radiant floor and new fan coil units. (Image from LM Works LLC)

December 02, 2019

Lessons from the Field: Month Six of the Whole-Home ASHP Pilot

MassCEC’s whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for about six months now. See our launch posting and our... READ THE FULL POST

November 01, 2019

Better Together: Homeowners Double Up on Clean Heating & Cooling Solutions

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Clean Heating & Cooling rebate programs help homeowners across the state adopt heating and cooling technologies that... READ THE FULL POST