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Eight Central Mass. locations to split $5.7M in energy-storage funds

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has provided grants to eight energy-storage facilities in Central Massachusetts as part of a broader initiative.

Rutland solar firm completes $100M in projects

Rutland solar project developer Zero-Point Development and a New Jersey energy services firm have completed the construction of 31 megawatts of solar energy projects across Central and Southeast...

Eversource's $1.7B purchase of Aquarion complete

Patricia Daddona |

Electric utility Eversource has completed its $1.7 billion acquisition of Bridgeport's Aquarion Water Co. -- the only U.S.-based electric utility to also own a water utility.

Cape Wind gives up on wind farm project

State House News Service |

Cape Wind is ceasing development of its wind farm and giving up its federal lease, according to the Cape Cod Times.

Grafton farm, solar firm to research crop-friendly solar

Zachary Comeau |

Knowlton Farms in Grafton and Boston solar energy firm BlueWave Solar are using a $100,000 grant to collaborate on an agricultural solar canopy to evaluate plant and crop growth under various solar...

Solect Energy launches energy-storage division

Grant Welker |

Solect Energy, a Hopkinton developer of solar-energy systems, is launching an energy storage division, it announced Tuesday.

Ameresco chosen for DEA solar in Texas

Zachary Comeau |

Framingham solar energy firm Ameresco will build a 2.47-megawatt solar energy system at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's El Paso, Texas, base, the agency's first renewable energy system.

Electric car-charging station opens at Framingham Pike plaza

A charging station for electric vehicles has opened at the Framingham service plaza off the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound.

Minimum wage, sales tax campaigns confident

State House News Service |

Proponents of a major sales tax cut and supporters of a $15 minimum wage and a paid family and medical leave proposal say they've gathered more than enough signatures to advance their proposals.

Petersham looks to market 118-year-old inn

Zachary Comeau |

Petersham town officials are again looking to take the burden of the 30,000-square foot, 118-year-old Nichewaug Inn and Academy property off its books.

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