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This illustration of a whole-home air-source heat pump system from MassCEC’s Clean Energy Lives Here campaign shows a mix of ducted and ductless units, which has been a popular combination in the whole-home pilot.

May 19, 2020

Lessons from the Field: April Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot Update

MassCEC's whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for about nine months now. We currently have 50 approved projects, with 26 existing building retrofits and 24 new construction or gut rehab projects. Project... READ THE FULL POST

May 19, 2020

Permitting and Inspection for Clean Energy Projects through the COVID-19 Emergency

The need to socially isolate to reduce transmission of COVID-19 coronavirus has led to great uncertainty across the Commonwealth. One common question is which businesses can continue to operate, and how they can continue to do so safely. The clean energy industry is no exception. MassCEC has... READ THE FULL POST

May 19, 2020

Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources through the CARES Act

Our colleagues at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development have encouraged us to share these loan resources with you, provided through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and... READ THE FULL POST

May 18, 2020

Training Opportunities and Job-Seeker Resources for the Clean Energy Industry

On March 10th, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 virus, which was officially defined as a pandemic by the World Health Organization a day later. As many necessary precautions are being taken to “flatten the curve” of cases and save lives... READ THE FULL POST

April 23, 2020

This Earth Day: Make your plan with Clean Energy Lives Here

On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is launching our Clean Energy Lives Here campaign. This campaign will address an issue fundamental to our ability to decarbonize our buildings: consumer education and planning.... READ THE FULL POST

April 23, 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

April 23, 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 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