As solar panels become increasingly affordable, it’s no surprise that more and more houses of worship are installing them. While generating their own energy provides congregations a financial payback down the road, faith communities’ interest in clean energy is often more strongly driven by their desire to “do the right thing” and to fulfill their moral duty to care for God’s creation.
As people of faith, we are called to steward our natural resources with respect and gratitude. When we generate solar electricity, we rely less heavily on coal-fired power plants. Rooftop solar panels protect our air, land, and water, while also serving as an exciting, visible testament to a congregation’s commitment to Earth care. As vital community institutions, houses of worship play an important role in modeling solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges.
Please watch this three minute video about a congregation in Little Rock, Arkansas who implemented solar at their house of worship.
This initiative is designed to enable Michigan IPL Member Congregations to install solar energy systems on their Houses of Worship at an affordable monthly cost. Through Srinergy, we are offering a zero-down, lease-to-own financing model.
Want to learn more?
- Read our Frequently Asked Questions.
- Fill out the Application (PDF) and email it back.
- If your House of Worship is not currently a Member, Join Here.
Questions? Call Leah at 248-376-4603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Independent of this initiative, Michigan IPL member House of Worship First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor installed its solar array in 2010. Read more about their project here. In 2014, First Presbyterian Church of Saline brought its solar array online. Learn how they won their congregation’s support for the project here.
Srinergy is a solar project development company specializing in residential and commercial solar systems. They offer site assessments and energy optimization. The company is headquartered in Novi, Michigan. Srinergy provides turnkey Solar Energy solutions with sales, design, and engineering capabilities Additionally the company provides solar financing options through leasing firms and private equity firms.
McNaughton-McKay has been serving Michigan’s electrical needs for 103 years. They are the largest Midwest stocking solar distributor. They maintain a local inventory and delivery service as well as dedicated technical support specifically for Michigan markets and climate.