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

January 23, 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

October 29, 2019

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

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

October 17, 2019

Charging forward on transportation electrification with Green Energy Consumers Alliance

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Massachusetts and therefore a crucial component of any climate change mitigation strategy. MassCEC has supported the development of clean... READ THE FULL POST

Edwin and Karen Mirles’ new Hearth and Home Technologies Quadra-Fire Explorer I stove.

October 16, 2019

MassCEC Brings the Heat with the 2019 Woodstove Change-Out Program

This spring, MassCEC’s Woodstove Change-Out Program fired up for its eighth round since the program’s launch in 2012. In 2019, MassCEC awarded almost $480,000 to 248 homeowners, helping finance the switch from antiquated, polluting, non-EPA certified woodstoves to their cleaner, EPA-certified... READ THE FULL POST

Out of the 22 applications MassCEC has received to date, 13 have been for existing buildings and 9 have been for new construction or gut rehabs. The existing buildings tend to have a higher heat load per square foot.

September 30, 2019

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

MassCEC’s whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for about four months now. This blog is part of our commitment to provide monthly updates on the pilot. The goal of these updates is to share results along the way... READ THE FULL POST

At Alison Gustafson’s home in Newburyport (center), her heat pumps are kept above the snowline with ground-mounted stand (left) and wall brackets (right).

August 30, 2019

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

MassCEC’s whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for about three months now. This blog is part of our commitment to provide monthly updates on the pilot (see our... READ THE FULL POST

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