Clean Power Blog


June 28, 2019

VRF Heat Pumps Are Ready to Decarbonize Commercial Buildings

On June 28, 2019, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center announced the closure of our Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pump program. Over the last two years we’ve supported 110 large commercial buildings in transitioning from fossil fuel heating to highly efficient heat pumps. In doing do, we’ve... READ THE FULL POST

The Battery Resourcers team in their pilot recycling facility.

June 27, 2019

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

This screenshot from the Diamond System Builder shows that the software calculates the heating and cooling capacity at the design temperature.

June 14, 2019

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

MassCEC’s whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program has been running for just over a month. As we promised, we’re planning to provide regular updates about this pilot. These monthly updates won’t have... READ THE FULL POST

This new construction home is heated entirely by air-source heat pumps. Can you spot the outdoor unit? (Photograph by Randi Baird Photography)

May 07, 2019

Electrify Your Heating!

More and more energy policy makers are starting to adopt the mantra “Electrify Everything.” Last week the New York Times ran an editorial promoting the concept of electrifying... READ THE FULL POST

April 30, 2019

Get Paid for Your Building’s Energy Storage System

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has said that energy storage has the potential to "reduce costs for ratepayers and help create a clean and resilient energy future." To capitalize... READ THE FULL POST

2018 Code Inspector Training in Wayland, MA 

April 29, 2019

Municipal Code Inspectors Bolster Their Solar PV Inspection Expertise

Last year, MassCEC partnered with the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) and Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) to conduct 5 Municipal Code Inspector Trainings across the Commonwealth. The goal of these... READ THE FULL POST

March 21, 2019

An Approach to Commercializing New Water Technology

For over a hundred years, wastewater technology has essentially remained the same. While other utilities have taken steps to become more energy efficient and cost effective, wastewater utilities in general have not stayed ahead of the technology curve. Because of this,... READ THE FULL POST

Source: MassCEC analysis of EEA data

March 19, 2019

The Case for Clean Heating and Cooling

We’re bombarded on an almost daily basis with reports on the impacts of climate change, both what we’re seeing today and what will happen in the coming decades. While it can leave all of us feeling like we’re in a dire, irreversible situation, those reports serve as a call to action. And as a... READ THE FULL POST

                       Training exercise at the Stow Fire Academy

March 06, 2019

Energy Storage Safety for Massachusetts Fire Services

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) facilitated three energy storage fire safety trainings in February throughout the Commonwealth. The trainings, which occurred in Everett, Foxborough, and Stow, all sold out due to the growing interest in storage safety from Massachusetts firefighters... READ THE FULL POST

February 07, 2019

How an Internship Led to A Career in Clean Energy

As a student at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, Tom O’Neill was looking to break into the clean energy world. Since he was going to a vocational school he was looking for programs where he could gain technical skills that would help him... READ THE FULL POST