By Celis Brisbin, Programs Manager

On July 13th, the Residential Green Building Committee welcomed Galen Nelson, with Mass CEC (The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center) who spoke about some of the commercialization projects the organization is involved with. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in Massachusetts—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts.

MassCEC provides early-stage investments to startup companies, funds renewable energy rebates for residents and businesses and supports the development of a local clean energy workforce. Since its inception in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers. Galen spoke about this important industry growing at 10-15%, which was pleasant news. A few highlights of the presentation included wind turbine blade testing facilities, and multi-purpose ports.  Galen spoke about the challenges of the industry, and how the MASS CEC bridges those challenges through research and selective partners. Nelson then moved on to speak about solar ready homes, the IoT, and energy storage. 



For his full presentation, please click here! Once again, a big thanks to Galen Nelson for his time and wisdom!


Source: Michael Sigmon, Residential Green Building Committee




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