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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

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 updates for more information. We have 27... 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)

November 26, 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 one... READ THE FULL POST

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