Mass. firms share in clean-energy tax break

Globe wire services / January 9, 2010

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The Obama administration yesterday announced that 183 companies will get a total of $2.3 billion worth of tax credits for clean-energy manufacturing projects in 43 states.

The tax credits are part of the $787 billion stimulus President Obama pushed through Congress last year.

The projects getting the tax credit are forecast by the administration to create more than 17,000 jobs.

“Building a robust clean-energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future - jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced,’’ Obama said.

Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles said the following Massachusetts companies received tax credits under the program: Premium Power Corp. of North Reading, Greenray Inc. of Westford, Certain Teed Corp. of Norwood, Airxchange Inc. of Rockland, and Konarka Technologies Inc. of Lowell.