MassCEC COVID-19 Response

MassCEC is committed to sharing COVID-19 resources that are relevant to clean energy sector in Massachusetts. We’ll post to Twitter (@MassCEC) when this page is updated.

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 info@masscec.com

Page last updated on May 18, 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

  • MassCEC’s BRIDGES Program for Innovators Who Were Previously Funded by MassCEC (Now CLOSED to additional applicants)
  • Cleantech Spotlight Webinar Series
    • As part of our funding contract, MassCEC hosts presentations from cleantech innovators who receive awards funding or investment from MassCEC. Given the limitations on meeting in person, these updates are now being presented by webinar and are open to the public. This is great exposure for our innovators and a convenient way for other members of the cleantech community to learn about new technologies. Register for any Cleantech Spotlight event on our website events calendar.

Updates to MassCEC Programs

  • Mass Solar Loan
    • To avoid delays related to IRS processes, the Mass Solar Loan program is offering an alternative income verification process for loan applicants to qualify for income-based incentives. Installers should submit applications as normal, and once the loan applicant begins income verification, our income verification consultant, Inclime, will walk them through changes. Additionally, if the current emergency impacts a project’s ability to meet program timelines, please reach out to solarloan@masscec.com.
  • 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.
    • To avoid delays related to the IRS processes, the Clean Heating & Cooling Programs are offering an alternative income verification process to qualify for income-based incentives. Inclime, our income verification consultant, will walk applicants through changes.
  • Internship Program
    • MassCEC’s Spring 2020 Internship program is offering early reimbursement of intern salaries. Contact internships@masscec.com to discuss this option.

Clean Energy Training Opportunities


Resources

For Businesses

State and Federal Resources for Businesses

MassSave Resources for Businesses

For Job Seekers

For Students


Miscellaneous

Cleantech Spotlight Webinar Series

  • MassCEC hosts presentations by cleantech innovators who receive funding from MassCEC. Given the limitations on meeting in person, these updates are now being presented by webinar and are open to the public. This is great exposure for our innovators and a convenient way for those curious about cleantech to learn about new technologies. Register for any Cleantech Spotlight event on our website events calendar.

Clean Energy Industry COVID-19 Employment Impacts