USDA Taking Applications for Rural and Farm Energy Funding

On January 20, USDA announced that it is taking applications for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding. For FY2012, USDA has $25.4 million in budget authority for REAP, which will support at least $12.5 million in grant funding and approximately $48.5 million in loan guarantees. USDA is taking applications for all components of the REAP program with the following deadlines: • renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grant applications and combination grant and guaranteed loan applications until March 30,...

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Commonwealth Hydropower

The Commonwealth Hydropower Program seeks to increase the output of the Commonwealth’s hydropower assets by providing grants for ecologically-appropriate projects that can be implemented quickly and efficiently. Eligibility is generally limited to projects that can demonstrate a high likelihood of qualifying for the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard. Permanent link to this post (48 words, estimated 12 secs reading time)

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ReBuild Western Massachusetts

The program designed to provide over $8 million in financial assistance to help residents impacted by the storm rebuild using energy efficiency practices and renewable energy technologies. The Department of Energy Resources (DOER), in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), is providing incentives and grants, subsidizing construction loans for energy improvements, and providing technical assistance to help homeowners, businesses, and municipalities that sustained damages inflicted by the June 1, 2011 tornadoes in...

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Commercial Solar Hot Water Program

The Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial Program offers grants through a non-competitive application process for SHW pre-design studies and construction projects at multi-family (5 units or greater), community and commercial-scale buildings. At this time, MassCEC is pleased to begin accepting pre-design study grant and construction rebate applications. Pre-Design Study Grant applications may request up to $10,000 to help building owners assess the potential benefits of installing a solar hot water system. Construction rebates are calculated...

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Solar Hot Water Program

The Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Programs provide funding through a non-competitive application process for the installation of solar hot water (SHW) projects by professional installers at residential, multi-family and commercial-scale buildings. Systems may supplement any fuel type, but must serve facilities that are located in an electric utility territory that contributes to MassCEC’s Renewable Energy Trust Fund, which includes customers served by National Grid, NSTAR, Unitil (Fitchburg Gas and Electric), WMECO or a participating...

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Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program

Commonwealth Solar II Block 9 of the Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program is now open.  As of 1:25PM on January 27, 2012, 142 applications have been received that are either in process or approved, and $1.22 million in funding is still available. Commonwealth Solar II provides rebates for homeowners and businesses in Massachusetts who install solar photovoltaics (PV).  Rebates are granted through a non-competitive application process for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) projects by professional, licensed contractors at residential,...

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