MassCEC will continue accepting applications to the Whole-Home Air-Source Heat Pump Pilot Program until June 25, 2021 or until all funding is committed
Studies and Research
October 28, 2020
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Community Microgrids Program seeks to catalyze the development of community microgrids throughout Massachusetts to lower customer energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and provide increased energy... read more.
October 08, 2020
July 17, 2020
Over the last decade, MassCEC’s clean energy programs and investments have awarded over $360M and attracted over $2B in private and federal capital. In our Ten Year Impact Report, we're excited to share the results of our work and how we'll be focusing our efforts in the years to come.
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December 05, 2019
The 2019 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report shows that the clean energy sector continues to grow, with more than 111,800 clean energy workers in Massachusetts, 3.1% of the workforce. In the last year, Massachusetts added 1,000 clean energy jobs, and the... read more.
December 19, 2018
The 2018 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report shows that the clean energy sector continues to grow, with more than 110,700 clean energy workers in Massachusetts, or about 3% of the workforce. Massachusetts added over 1,500 clean energy jobs, and the industry contributes almost $13.2... read more.
December 18, 2017
The 2017 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report – an annual accounting of the sector’s activity – shows the clean energy sector continues to report sustained growth, expanding to more than 109,000 jobs between 2016 and 2017. The industry contributes $11.4 billion to Massachusetts’ Gross... read more.
May 04, 2017
MassCEC is pleased to provide this Solar Market Barriers Overview, the result of an analysis undertaken to help identify key solar barriers and identify potential market options to overcome these barriers within... read more.
May 03, 2017
In order to maximize economic development opportunities in Massachusetts associated with the emerging offshore wind industry, MassCEC has completed the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Ports & Infrastructure Assessment to identify and assess... read more.
December 12, 2016
The 2016 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report – an annual accounting of the sector’s activity – shows the clean energy sector continues to report sustained growth, expanding to more than 105,000 jobs between 2015 and 2016. The industry contributes $11.8 billion to Massachusetts’ Gross... read more.
October 24, 2016
MassCEC, in partnership with U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), has completed three years of marine wildlife surveys to guide and expedite the federal permitting process for offshore wind development, and to support the deployment of offshore wind in Massachusetts in an... read more.
February 19, 2016
February 04, 2016
MassCEC commissioned AWS TruePower to prepare a report intended to increase current knowledge about the meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) conditions within the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) designated Massachusetts Wind Energy Area (MAWEA) and the Rhode Island/... read more.
December 30, 2015
Each year, MassCEC commissions an independent industry report that gives us the chance to examine the strides the clean energy sector has made over the past 12 months, and measures how investments in clean energy economic development are paying off for the Commonwealth. The 2015... read more.
December 20, 2015
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, is pleased to provide the Massachusetts Renewable Heating and Cooling: Opportunities and Impacts Study, created in partnership with the Department of Energy... read more.
December 20, 2015
MassCEC, in partnership with the City of Holyoke and the Town of Somerset, recently released a pair of studies looking at potential reuses for the Mt. Tom, Brayton Point and Montaup coal-fired power plants.
These studies were aimed at assisting the communities in conversations with... read more.
December 20, 2015
In 2013, MassCEC and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Division, launched Community Energy Strategies, an initiative aimed at partnering with local officials and community volunteers, to identify and develop strategies for implementing the mix of clean energy... read more.
November 13, 2015
MassCEC is proud to release the first Massachusetts Water Technology Industry Roadmap, outlining the state of the industry for the first time, taking measure of its size and offering an outlook for... read more.
June 01, 2015
MassCEC, in partnership with the Department of Energy Resources and Department of Environmental protection, produced this guide intended to help local decision-makers answer common questions about ground-mounted solar PV development. The guide focuses on questions raised about ground-mounted... read more.
October 07, 2014
MassCEC, working with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and its Office of Coastal Zone Management (“CZM”) and other state agencies, commissioned the 2014 Offshore Wind Transmission Study analyzing and describing the transmission infrastructure necessary to interconnect... read more.
September 16, 2014
February 18, 2014
As cities and states seek to improve the resilience, reliability, and efficiency of the electric grid in the face of increasingly severe storms and other emerging threats, microgrids offer policy makers, elected leaders and the communities they serve an additional tool with which to address... read more.
January 08, 2014
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center commissioned the Relationship between Wind Turbines and Residential Property Values in Massachusetts to study whether home values were... read more.
September 16, 2013
For the third straight year, the Massachusetts clean energy economy is growing.
August 12, 2013
MassCEC has initiated a variety of research and analysis projects designed to increase understanding around specific wind energy topics. Below is information about several projects that MassCEC has supported. Other projects are currently in the planning phases. We also welcome suggestions for... read more.
May 30, 2013
The 2008 Small Wind Progress Briefing report analyzes the energy output of 21 small wind turbines installed in Massachusetts, with funding from the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust(MRET),to determine... read more.
May 23, 2013
In 2011, MassCEC began implementation of a multi-year performance monitoring campaign of 54 residential and commercial-scale solar hot water systems across the state in order to understand how well the equipment performed, how performance compared to expectations, and to identify performance... read more.
May 01, 2013
The Study of Acoustic and EMF Levels from Solar Photovoltaic Projects conducted measurements at several ground-mounted PV arrays in Massachusetts to determine the sound pressure levels and... read more.
May 01, 2013
The Strategic Options for Investment in Transmission in Support of Offshore Wind Development in Massachusetts study was designed to take into consideration a... read more.
May 01, 2013
The 2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report offers several significant findings related to the growing importance of this sector to the Commonwealth’s overall economy. First, the more than 64,000 clean energy... read more.
March 28, 2013
The 2012 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report follows our 2011 groundbreaking study to gauge the size and growth of clean energy sector employment and businesses.
The survey shows that there are now 71,... read more.
April 21, 2010
A Future of Innovation and Growth: Advancing Massachusetts’ Clean-Energy Leadership, was prepared by Clean Edge Inc. for MassCEC. The report compares Massachusetts with... read more.
February 03, 2009
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Potential at State-Owned Facilities report provides estimates of renewable energy and energy efficiency potential at facilities and... read more.