MACDC Partners with LISC Boston and Resonant Energy to Launch Solar Retrofit Program

February 2nd, 2021 by Don Bianchi

On January 28th, more than 60 people, including representatives from a dozen MACDC Members, attended the Launch, via Zoom, of the Solar Technical Assistance Retrofit (STAR) Program. You can review the presentation slides and listen to the recording of the session. 


The STAR Program will provide financial and technical resources to help affordable housing organizations explore solar opportunities for their buildings, with the goal of installing 1 Megawatt of solar (2,500 solar panels) over the next 18 months, in partnership with CDCs and other mission-aligned organizations across Massachusetts. 


STAR was launched as a collaboration among Resonant Energy, LISC Boston, and MACDC. Ten qualifying organizations will receive mini-grants of up to $2,000 to dedicate the staff time to go through a solar feasibility analysis.  


The STAR solar feasibility grant application is now live on LISC Boston’s STAR program page.  


Applications are due by February 26th for first round solar feasibility grant consideration. 


NOTE: Grant preference will be given to certified community development corporations, organizations in varied geographies, and organizations that apply by 2/26. Funding is limited and submitting an application is no guarantee that a solar feasibility grant will be awarded. Selected owners will be supplied with an MOU to sign. LISC will reach out to applicants to request recent audited organizational financial statements for reference.  


Please reach out to Emily Jones ( with any program eligibility or related questions. We look forward to your application and participation! 

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