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Brainstorming Clean Energy Solutions in Communities

Brainstorming Clean Energy Solutions in Communities posted on Sep 26

Last month, the community of Northampton held its first Clean Energy Community Strategy meeting, a “101” meeting of sorts to introduce Northampton residents to the Clean Energy Strategy Program (CESP) developed by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center in collaboration with DOER’s Green Communities Division. CESP   …Continue Reading Brainstorming Clean Energy Solutions in Communities

SAPHIRE Pilots Geothermal

SAPHIRE Pilots Geothermal posted on Sep 10

Ground source heat pumps, or GHPs, harness the constant temperature beneath the earth’s crust (about 50-60° F) to sustainably heat and cool homes and buildings. Depending on the season, heat is transferred into or out of the ground via underground piping that carries refrigerant. Heat   …Continue Reading SAPHIRE Pilots Geothermal

Solarize Mass –  Northampton Meets the Installer

Solarize Mass – Northampton Meets the Installer posted on Jul 24

On the evening of Thursday, June 13th, Northampton residents gathered together to meet the company to participate in the Solarize Mass Northampton program that runs through September 30th. Real Goods Solar was selected through a competitive process by a committee made up of MassCEC, DOER,   …Continue Reading Solarize Mass – Northampton Meets the Installer