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theodrlive

Solar PV will provide 95% of the church's electricity - no up-front cost

What You Need to Know

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

added insulation and tightened windows; new construction/renovation planned for 2014 will maximize energy efficiency; a ground-source heat pump is under consideration.

My Motivation:

commitment to reduce carbon footprint; budgetary savings; highly visible location can provide example/encouragement to the larger community

Advice:

Get multiple quotes! Different installers have different-quality products and designs, as well as different financing arrangements. EnergySage was very helpful in sorting through the proposals we received, resulting in our saving of over 30% compared to the initial bid from SunBug.

Additional Notes:

attaching the solar panels to the copper roof by using clamps on the roof's standing seams avoided penetrating the metal roof

Open House Info:

10 AM - noon, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Meet on Pleasant St. sidewalk next to church

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