Clean Power Blog


February 26, 2018

Massachusetts reaches 2,000 MW of solar installations

On February 7, after installing 78,647 projects Massachusetts finally hit the 2,000-megawatt benchmark for solar capacity, with at least one project in each of the state’s 351 towns and cities. If it sounds like a lot,... READ THE FULL POST

December 15, 2017

Greenbuild 2017 Brings Spotlight to Boston

On November 8th, 2017, 25,000 people from diverse industrysectors gathered at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. MassCEC exhibited our clean heating and cooling rebate programs as well as Malden High School’s Tiny House project funded by a... READ THE FULL POST

December 15, 2017

Solar Connect Success!

On November 30th, the 2017 Mass Solar Connect closed out a six month sign up period for members of three participating non-profit groups. As part of the program, members of the non-profits were able to receive competitive pricing for solar PV projects through an online installer bidding platform.... READ THE FULL POST

December 15, 2017

Converted School Building Gets an A+ In Efficiency Using Heat Pumps, Solar Hot Water, & Solar PV

Olive Street Development, LLC is a developer of old brick buildings, like abandoned schools and factories, with the goal of recycling and repurposing these historic structures for efficient and affordable housing. Over the past several years, the developer has leveraged multiple MassCEC Renewable... READ THE FULL POST

December 15, 2017

All About Graphene

With energy storage taking on an increasingly central role in grid modernization and the transition to renewable energy, technological advances in battery technologies remain crucial decreasing prices and increasing functionality and reliability. While there have been tremendous improvements to... READ THE FULL POST

November 13, 2017

MassCEC Fires up Record for Woodstove Change-Out Program

The Woodstove Change-Out program has just wrapped up its fifth year. MassCEC is pleased to announce that this year’s program has awarded over $700,000 to nearly 450 residents across Massachusetts for changing out their old, polluting non-EPA certified wood stoves with new, low emission wood and... READ THE FULL POST

October 24, 2017

MassCEC Provides Over $100K Rebate for Multi-Family Construction

Live 155, a multifamily affordable housing project in Northampton, Massachusetts recently chose to install a commercial-scale, ductless mini-split system to heat and cool the 70 residential units in the 58,000 square foot building. The units, a combination of 1-bedroom and studio apartments, are... READ THE FULL POST

October 03, 2017

A Catalyst for the Commonwealth

On Wednesday, August 23, the Baker-Polito Administration granted seven $65,000 grants to Massachusetts-based researchers and early-stage start-up companies to finance prototypes and proof-of-concept... READ THE FULL POST

September 20, 2017

InnovateMass Funds Cutting-Edge Tech

On September 25, MassCEC will launch the next round of our InnovateMass program, which awards startup companies up to $250,000 to help test ideas and bring products to the marketplace. We’re looking for the best and brightest to apply to our latest round of funding, so we wanted to tell you a bit... READ THE FULL POST

Governor Charlie Baker, EEA Secretary Matthew Beaton, and more state and local officials attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new pipeline

August 22, 2017

Hydropower Comes to Belchertown

A water pipeline and conduit hydropower turbine project was recently completed for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and the McLaughlin Fish Hatchery in Belchertown. Funded by grants from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Massachusetts Executive Office of... READ THE FULL POST