The City of Ann Arbor is committed to significantly reducing its carbon emissions by encouraging local building owners to use energy wisely and invest in renewable energy. To meet its goal of generating 2.4 Megawatts of solar energy each year– enough to power over 400 houses– the City is looking for congregations to join the effort.
To learn more, come to our upcoming workshop:
Solar Financing for Houses of Worship - July 25, 2018
Michigan IPL and the City of Ann Arbor are partnering to offer a “Solar Financing 101 for Houses of Worship” at the Campus Chapel in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, July 25th. The session is intended to equip houses of worship with an understanding of what’s involved in engaging in a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) or investor model for financing a solar installation. Entering into a PPA and working with an investor is one of the ways houses of worship can reap the benefits of the 30% federal investment tax credit that otherwise is only available to private, tax-paying entities.
The information session is hosted by Solar Faithful, a program of the City of Ann Arbor Energy Office, and funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative's Solar in Your Community Challenge, a nationwide solar contest.
This event is free and open to all.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7-8:30pm
Campus Chapel, 1236 Washtenaw Court, Ann Arbor
If your Ann Arbor congregation is interested in exploring solar energy, contact Jennifer Young by email or at 248-463-8811.
- Our Going Solar Guide for Houses of Worship (PDF)
- “Ann Arbor seeks houses of worship to go solar in national challenge” (MLive, 6/29/17)
- Learn more at A2.gov’s Solar Energy page