Massachusetts Clean Energy researchers share $ 2.6 million in grants | Massachusetts News

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According to the governor’s office, nearly two dozen clean energy companies and researchers in Massachusetts are sharing more than $ 2.6 million in grants to support clean energy innovation and technological development.

Funding is provided through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Catalyst program.

“Massachusetts continues to promote decarbonization both in the Commonwealth and nationally through its strong sector of clean energy innovation,” Governor Charlie Baker said in a statement. “These projects will help resolve technical barriers, while creating jobs and strengthening local economies across the Commonwealth.”

Among the projects that will benefit from the latest round of grants are a company developing an automated solar panel cleaner that will increase solar panel production; a researcher developing an electric vehicle battery that offers high energy density, fast charging rate and long life; and a scientist developing a wave energy stabilizer for the floating substructures of offshore wind turbines.

Since its launch in 2010, the Catalyst Program has awarded $ 7.2 million to 138 new companies and research teams.

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