Our Focus

MassCEC funds climate solution innovation to meet Massachusetts' emission reduction goals while growing the state’s clean energy economy.

High-Performance Buildings

MassCEC accelerates the most impactful, resilient, and cost-effective electrification technologies and approaches to decarbonizing the building sector.

Clean Transportation

MassCEC fosters cutting-edge clean transportation technologies, enables new finance and business models for electric vehicle deployment, and accelerates the growth of clean transportation companies in MA.

Net-Zero Grid

MassCEC supports technologies that enable a transition to a modernized and smarter grid, innovative business models, and market development policies for delivering resiliency, risk management, and clean energy.

Offshore Wind

MassCEC works to maximize the economic development opportunities of this growing industry, including training a workforce and ensuring supply chain opportunities.

We focus on reducing the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions

Transportation, buildings and our electric grid are the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Massachusetts. Through the funding we award, we work to discover, scale up and more equitably distribute technologies and business models that use less, and cleaner, energy. We are working towards the goals in the Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2025 and 2030

Massachusetts 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector

Our Approach

Technology Development

We fund innovative clean energy technologies from research through commercialization 

Workforce Development

We help students of all backgrounds start their clean energy careers, connect the state’s clean energy companies with the workers they need to expand their operations, and partner with schools and training organizations to teach future clean energy workers the skills they need to succeed

Market Transformation

We accelerate adoption of new clean energy technologies, prove and scale business models, and develop and support critical clean energy infrastructure

Diversity & Inclusion

We incorporate principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice in all aspects of our work in order to promote the equitable distribution of the health and economic benefits of clean energy and support a diverse and inclusive clean energy industry

MassCEC’s work fosters a nation-leading cleantech ecosystem

  • Massachusetts ranked #1 on the Clean Energy Community Power Scorecard for the 5th straight year by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (2021)
  • Massachusetts ranked #1 for median clean energy wage by E2 (2020)
  • Massachusetts ranked #1 in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified square feet per capita by the USGBC (2020)
  • Massachusetts ranked #2 for Innovation overall by Bloomberg, for the 2nd year in a row (2020)
  • Massachusetts ranked #2 most energy efficient state in the country by ACEEE (2020)
  • Boston ranked #2 U.S. city for clean energy by ACEEE (2020)
  • Massachusetts ranked #2 for clean energy workers per capita in the U.S. by E2 (2020)
  • Massachusetts ranked #5 for total solar workers in the U.S. by Solar Energy Industries Association (2021)
  • Massachusetts ranked #7 for total clean energy workers in the U.S. by E2 (2021)

Examples of our Awardees

Clean Transportation

Multiscale (Catalyst - January 2019)

Developed a new class of vehicle material designs (known as MetaCORE) that are intended to reduce the weight of vehicle components and increase fuel mileage. The materials, which are flat and plate-like, are primarily suited for heavy-duty vehicles such as box trucks.

UMass Lowell - Renewables from Biomass (AmplifyMass - March 2019)

Dr. John Hunter Mack converted sawmill residues into a bio-oil, which could then be blended with diesel fuel to enable a lower-carbon alternative for transportation modes such as those in aerospace, heavy-duty freight trucks, or freight ships.

IVYS (InnovateMass - 2017)

Deployed a vehicle charging station that incorporates both a fuel cell electric vehicle refueling station and an electric vehicle charging station with a solar array and a battery energy storage system. This system facilitates zero-emission mobility.

High Performance Buildings

Techstyle Materials (Catalyst - May 2019)

Developed a prototype of its “smart drywall material”, which passively manages flows of heat and water vapor in order to increase energy efficiency, comfort, and durability of the building envelope.

MIT / Wang (now Aeroshield) (Catalyst - May 2019)

Dr. Evelyn Wang and Dr. Elise Strobach developed a clear, insulating, low-cost silica aerogel that is for high-performance, energy efficient windows.

Heat Pump Control Co (Catalyst - May 2019)

Designed a prototype of its integrated smart heat pump control to easily retrofit water source heat pumps in homes as a supplement to legacy hydronic-based heating systems.

Net Zero Grid

WPI / Eversource (AmplifyMass - December 2019)

Dr. Maqsood Ali Mughal created a cost-saving model that can be embedded into an electric utility's existing tools to provide both on-site and remote access to real-time data related to PV output power, voltage fluctuation, and other sources of power quality issues.

Gridtwin (Catalyst - January 2019)

Engineered its software product that calculates predicted interconnection cost and impact for distributed renewable energy generation.

Heila (InnovateMass - 2018)

Developed an optimization hardware and software solution to enable more sophisticated control of distributed energy resources (DER), while reducing costs of integrating renewables with a microgrid.

Offshore Wind

Tufts - Block Island & CF (AmplifyMass - March 2019)

Two projects led by Dr. Babak Moaveni and Dr. Dan Kuchma aimed to develop the first public data set related to the structural performance of offshore wind support structures, and the first set of international guidelines for ensuring sufficient and predictable corrosion and fatigue performance of offshore wind support structures.

Tagup (AmplifyMass - November 2019)

Used cost-saving, predictive analytics to monitor the health of systems-critical offshore wind assets to better plan preventative maintenance replacements of such assets.