Installing solar energy is becoming one of the most effective ways that faith communities are showing a commitment to caring for creation. Kentucky IPL has consulted with dozens of congregations about the possibility of adding solar to their houses or worship and has been directly involved in solar installations for seven faith communities.
Besides being a good investment, solar is a great way to reduce your congregations impact on God’s creation. By installing solar, your congregation is being a good witness to the community demonstrating what it means to be a good steward. Thousands of houses of worship around the country and 16 faith communities in Kentucky have installed solar panels.
If you or your congregation want to get started with solar we have a two great services to help you along the way:
2kw for $5k
Congregation Presentation About Solar
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a service or to ask a question.
2Kw for $5K (Renewed for 2020!)
We are pleased to share that we have renewed our 2Kw for $5k program for 2020! Through this program, your faith community can get a 2 Kilowatt solar array for $5,000. While this array is not large, installing smaller arrays over time can be much easier for a congregation to implement. A 2KW (2,000 watt) solar array installed in Kentucky that lays flat on a roof can produce from 2,562 to 2,823 kWh of electricity per year and save $242 annually. That means that this $5,000 system will generate about $12,000 of electricity in its 50-year life. That’s about a 5% return on your money!
For more information or if your congregation might be interested in participating in this program, fill out this form.
Solar for Your Congregation Presentation
Cost: $50 per hour. Partner Communities may receive a discount.
This presentation includes all the nuts-and-bolts information a congregation needs to make an informed decision about the possibility of a solar installation on their campus. This presentation will cover the basics of generation, the environmental and financial benefits, expected payback and financing options that currently exist for faith communities interested in installing solar. The presentation also reviews several examples of solar arrays that have been installed by faith communities around the state.
Solar for Your Congregation is a great stand-alone event for building creation care awareness but it is also an excellent tool for engaging your entire congregation and building community support when considering the benefits of a solar installation on your house of worship.
The following organizations have participated in our 2Kw for $5k program and would be happy to share their experience:
Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church
Midway Christian Church (DOC)
St. Paul United Methodist
Assumption High School