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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.

April 30, 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 applications have slowed but... READ THE FULL POST

April 28, 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

April 22, 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 03, 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

March 31, 2020

Lessons from the Field: Month Ten of the Whole-Home Heat Pump Pilot

I’ve been writing monthly blog updates on MassCEC’s whole-home air-source heat pump pilot program since it started last May. As with so many things in... READ THE FULL POST

March 02, 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 funding for up to about 150... READ THE FULL POST

This ducted unit located in Asa Hopkins’s attic heats, cools, and dehumidifies his home’s upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms while ductless units serve the downstairs space. (Photo provided by Asa Hopkins)

January 30, 2020

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

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

January 21, 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

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

January 02, 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

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