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Clean Energy Technologies

The UMass Clean Energy Extension offers support for clean energy technologies that are commercially mature and economically practical, but face market barriers not yet overcome by private market suppliers.  Technologies and applications include:

  • Renewable thermal technologies, including solar water and space heating, ground- and air-source cold climate heat pumps, low emissions and high efficiency wood chip and pellet heating.

  • Community scale hydronic district heating and cooling

  • Combined heat and power

  • Solar PV, including net metering, solar canopies, community shared solar, and low income projects

  • Electric and thermal energy storage for resiliency, peak load management, and renewables integration

  • Advanced data management for energy systems control

  • Building efficiency, particularly building diagnostics, and advanced construction and retrofit technologies

  • Energy efficiency, including assistance accessing Mass Save programs, and targeted support for small manufacturers and other sectors