Churches, temples and other faith based ministries represent the thought leaders in our communities, leading by example. For these thought leaders, energy costs represent one of the largest expense items, diverting dollars from educational and charitable initiatives. Solar offers an affordable way to advance creation care as an environmental ministry, reduce energy costs, and to act as stewards of our environment for present and future generations.
The 19.5 kW solar photovoltaic system was the first of its kind under a Solar Self-Generation Agreement (Solar SGA™), an innovative third-party financial model developed by Secure Futures. The system reduces over 39,900 lbs. of CO2 per year.
Using sate of the art the art 320 Watt monocrystalline solar panels manufactured in by SolarWorld Americas Inc. in Hillsboro Oregon, the seven kW array on Trinity Presbyterian is projected to produce 8,698 kWh annually for the next twenty years.
3.64 kW solar photovoltaic system was the first Solar Self-Generation Agreement (Solar SGA™) implemented in Investor Owned Utility territories, providing significant savings for the church and reducing their grid electricity consumption by 12% annually. The system reduces over 7,000 lbs of CO2 per year.
“It is very affordable and we didn’t have to pay any of the upfront costs for the array.”Gail Christie