During the summer we have been generating more electricity than we use. Our electric bills have zeroed out and we are accumulating credits. We are able for the first time to consider an improved cooling system for our upstairs church which is too hot to use in the summer. We can also use some of the savings to fund outreach mission and ministry. If we had had any idea that the savings would be so large we would have done it sooner. Advice for Episcopal churches: there is an approval process with the Standing Committee so make sure all your paperwork is in order before you schedule the installation. SunBug and HEET were wonderful to work with.
or more of electricity
- St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
- House of Worship
- 239 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
- Energy need met:
- 100% or more of electricity
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Solar PV
- June 2013
- To generate electricity
Professionals & Suppliers
- Sunbug Solar
- Energy Auditors:
What You Need to Know
Motivation for installation of solar panels and swap out of high efficiency lighting was to save money on electric bills, to save energy, to save the environment. Motivation for insulation and other weatherstripping changes was to be more comfortable in winter while saving heating costs.
Experience with Installer:
Sun Bug was great to work with.
Open House Info:
Hours of tour on October 5: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Park in the spaces on left side of lot (right next to the church).
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