Financing & Incentives

  • Financial & Technical Assistance for Anaerobic Digestion Projects
    A matrix of grant, loan and assistance programs available to renewable energy developers who are proposing organics processing projects.
  • Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grants
    MassDEP Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grants offer funding for recycling, composting/organics, reuse and source reduction activities that will increase diversion of municipal solid waste and household hazardous waste from disposal. MassDEP accepts applications between early April and mid June annually.
  • Net Metering Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

    Net metering allows customers of an electric distribution company to generate their own electricity from clean energy sources in order to offset their electricity usage. Net metering can lower a customer's electricity bill by reducing the amount of electricity the customer must buy from the distribution company. Net metering also allows customers to be compensated for any electricity they generate but do not use. Learn more about net-metering from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

  • Green Communities

    The Green Communities Division strives to help all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns find clean energy solutions that reduce long-term energy costs and strengthen local economies. The division provides technical assistance and financial support for municipal initiatives to improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy in public buildings, facilities and schools.

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  • State Revolving Fund
    The SRF Program provides low-interest loans to cities, towns, and other local governmental units for drinking water and wastewater-related infrastructure projects.
  • MassCEC Commonwealth Organics-To-Energy

    MassCEC's Organics-to-Energy program provides funding to educate businesses and communities about organics-to-energy technologies, help communities and businesses evaluate organics-to-energy projects, and support construction of facilities.

  • Massachusetts Production Based Incentives

    The Massachusetts Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (RPS) provides production based incentives for anaerobic digestion. The Massachusetts Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (APS) provides production based incentives for Combined Heat and Power, a technology that is used with anaerobic digestion to convert biogas into electricity.

  • Federal Funding & Financing
    The U.S. Department of Energy offers a number of grant, loan and financing programs in support of public and private clean energy projects.

Featured Video: Jordan Dairy Farm

The Mass Clean Energy Center provided Jordan Dairy Farms with $360,000 to fund feasibility studies, and design, and construction costs, while the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources contributed over $50,000 toward other project costs. State and federal officials gathered to celebrate the project's completion in June 2011 in Rutland, Mass.

Requirements & Technical Assistance