Category: HEET Newsletter

Embodied Energy in Photovoltaic Panels

You may have wondered what the energy payback time for photovoltaic panels is. A recent Fraunhofer report answers the question: There is some debate about what should go in to the accounting of energy inputs to produce panels, but certainly the cost to mine the materials, run the factories, ship the panels to the end…

CALC Engages Business Community

HEET worked together with the Massachusetts-wide Climate Action Liaison Coalition to drive outreach and engage businesses in participation for the Race to Solar program. Heading door-to-door, our canvass teams worked together to educate businesses on the benefits of the program, The main selling point, reducing overhead costs by improving the energy efficiency of the business, led to…

Summer Brings a Wealth of Talent and Enthusiasm to HEET – Welcome our New Interns!

This summer, we are proud to welcome 3 new interns to the Home Energy Efficiency Team: Mackenzie Doss, Mike Katz, and Casey Stein!  Mackenzie and Michael joined us for 10 weeks through The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Internship Program which aims to provide students and recent graduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills and earn experience in the clean…

HEET is Now Officially a 501(c)(3)!

After 18 long months of waiting, HEET is now a 501(c)(3) and we have become a federally recognized nonprofit. This means we are now a tax deductible organization and we can also apply for larger grants that require this federally recognized status. HEET’s Jason Taylor has helped in this effort enormously by pursuing our 501(c)(3)…

WegoWise Helps Measure Race to Solar’s Success

HEET partnered with Boston-based utility intelligence provider WegoWise to ensure that Race to Solar participants understand the program’s benefits to their bottom line and to the environment. Using WegoWise’s platform, all 40 nonprofit organizations participating in Race to Solar can track their reduction in grid electricity use and confirm their savings. The process is simple. Race to…