COVID-19 Resources

MassCEC is committed to sharing COVID-19 resources that are relevant to clean energy sector in Massachusetts. 

Like other State Government offices, MassCEC’s physical office is closed. Until further notice, MassCEC staff are working remotely and are fully reachable by email and phone. For general inquiries, contact us at

Page last updated on December 24, 2020


Reopening Updates

Stakeholder Communications

  • MassCEC CEO Steve Pike’s Letter To Clean Energy and Climate Partners (PDF)
    • In April, MassCEC’s CEO provided an email update to various business and government partners with MassCEC’s insight on the effects of COVID-19 on the clean energy industry in Massachusetts.
  • Clean Energy Investor Commitment in response to the Coronavirus
    • In March, MassCEC joined dozens of other clean energy investors and industry stakeholders in reassuring the startup community of our flexibility and continued support as their businesses face unprecedented challenges. Read the Investor Letter

Updates for MassCEC’s Innovation Program Awardees and MassCEC Portfolio Companies

Updates to MassCEC Programs

  • Mass Solar Loan
    • If the current emergency impacts a project’s ability to meet program timelines, please reach out to
  • Clean Heating & Cooling Incentives (Solar hot water, ground-source heat pumps, automated wood heating, and whole-home air-source heat pump pilot)
    • MassCEC has granted an automatic 3-month completion extension to all clean heating & cooling rebate projects. If the current emergency impacts a project’s ability to meet the extended completion deadlines, please reach out to MassCEC.
    • MassCEC will accept project completion documentation and make rebate payments before projects complete local inspection if it is not possible to complete local inspections at this time. MassCEC has created an updated project completion forms that allow for this option, along with an email confirming that the system is installed and operational.
    • MassCEC will be more flexible about signatures on participant’s agreements. If installers have new customers during this time who are willing to commit to a project but are unable to sign the participant’s agreement (perhaps after a remote site visit), MassCEC will accept email confirmation from the homeowner. Please reach out to MassCEC with questions about this pathway.

Clean Energy Training Opportunities


For Businesses

State and Federal Resources for Businesses

  • COVID-19 Grants for Massachusetts Small Businesses: Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) is administering $668 million in grants available to support small businesses. Applications open 12/31/20 - 1/15/21.

  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) webpage: contains explanations of COVID-19 programs and opportunities for financial relief. Follow @MassEOHED on Twitter for regular updates.

  • The following online guidance from the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) has been published for employers:
    • Employer Unemployment FAQ: COVID-19: For employers seeking answers for their business and their employees. The webpage includes a frequently asked questions for employers.
    • Massachusetts Workforce Measures: Updated information on Department of Unemployment Assistance and COVID-19
    • General Employer Information: Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development filed an emergency regulation that permits employers to request up to a 60-day extension on filing and paying quarterly contributions now in effect

MassSave Resources for Businesses

For Municipalities

For Job Seekers

For Students



Clean Energy Industry COVID-19 Employment Impacts