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Nine renewable energy projects have been awarded by the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust (MRET), according to the state's secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Ian Bowles. The next round of funding for the solar rebate program was also authorized.

"These nine grants will help build wind turbines, increase hydropower and install fuel cells, while the next round of funding for Commonwealth Solar will put solar panels on homes and businesses," says Bowles.

The governing board of MRET approved the grants totaling more than $3.2 million for the design and construction of nine new wind, hydroelectric, biogas and fuel cell projects, which will result in nearly 5 MW of energy-generating capacity.

The clean energy projects receiving design and construction grants include wind turbines for Aquacultural Research Corp., Berkshire East Ski Resort, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Upper Cape Regional High School. Additional hydro capacity was awarded to L.P. Athol Corp. and Southworth Co., funds for fuel cells were awarded to Shaw's/Star and Whole Foods and funds for a combined heat and power system fueled by biogas from anaerobic digestion were given to Pittsfield's wastewater treatment plant.

Awards for feasibility studies are expected to be announced in the next several weeks.

SOURCE: Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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