Renewable Energy Progress

Financing & Incentives

  • Brownfield Cleanup and Reuse

    Funding through state and federal brownfield programs may be available for clean energy and energy efficiency projects being developed on contaminated sites. Funding (grants and loans), environmental insurance and tax incentives are available for site assessment, cleanup and redevelopment or reuse projects with clean energy and energy efficiency components.

  • 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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  • DSIRE - Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

    DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

  • Solar Carve-Out / SREC I
    Beginning in January 2010, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) carved-out a portion of the RPS Class I Renewable Energy requirement to support distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facilities, as provided by the Green Communities Act of 2008. Statement of Qualification Applications from facilities seeking qualification under the program were accepted through April 25, 2014.
  • MassCEC Commonwealth Solar II
    Provides rebates for business and residential solar panel installations.
  • MassCEC Commonwealth Wind
    Supports the development of appropriately-sited wind energy facilities.
  • 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.

Green Remediation

  • U.S. EPA Superfund & Green Remediation

    Since its inception in 1980, the Superfund Program has made considerable progress toward cleaning up contaminated sites and responding to emergencies involving hazardous substances. Learn more about federal efforts to promote green remediation in efforts to reduce energy consumption and costs associated with energy intensive cleanups.

  • Sustainable Remediation - FAQs

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and MassDEP hold as a high priority identifying opportunities to promote energy conservation and use of renewable energy sources such as wind power and solar energy.  As part of achieving the Commonwealth's clean energy policy goals, BWSC is promoting the incorporation of sustainability considerations into remedy selection, implementation, and optimization at 21E sites.

Requirements & Technical Assistance

WMECO's Large-Scale Solar Program

WMECo has been authorized by the Department of Public Utilities to build up to 6 megawatts (MW) of solar facilities before the end of 2012. Our solar program focuses on developing large-scale solar facilities on sites that offer economies of scale and cost-effective energy production.