MTC - Massachusetts Green Communities Grant (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name MTC - Massachusetts Green Communities Grant
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Builders/Developers
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies per project

Equipment Requirements Systems must be new, UL listed, and meet applicable IEEE standards; Must have dedicated meter that meets ANSI C-12 standards

Funding Source Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust

Installation Requirements Must be grid-connected and in an investor-owned utility's territory. Structure must be built to EnergyStar standard or better. Must comply with all federal, state, and local codes, and NEC standards; Project must be pre-approved, and there is no list of pre-approved contractors

Maximum Incentive Up to 30,000 for Feasibility; up to 50,000 for design; up to 500,000 for construction

Program Administrator Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency
Date added to DSIRE 2007-05-16
Last DSIRE Review 2008-05-28

References DSIRE[1]


In a cooperative effort with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., MassHousing and The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) have established the Massachusetts Green Communities™ partnership. Within this cooperative effort, MassHousing’s Green Affordable Housing Development Program seeks to promote the construction of renewable energy generation systems in affordable housing developments financed by MassHousing or the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

MassHousing, through an $8.5 million Renewable Energy Trust (RET) funding award, offers feasibility grants, design grants and construction grants or loans for installing renewable energy systems. Larger multifamily affordable rental housing developments that meet ENERGY STAR standards may qualify for funding for a renewable energy system greater than or equal to 10 kW (100 kW for wind power projects). For more information contact Ray Johnson at or visit

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Decia Goodwin
Department Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency
Division MassHousing
Address One Beacon Street

Place Boston, Massachusetts
Zip/Postal Code 02108
Phone (617) 854-1703


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"