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Going Solar Resources
Going Solar: Guides
- Going Solar: 10 Steps for Congregations (1 page)
- Going Solar: Guidebook for Houses of Worship (48 pages, published in 2015-- revision coming soon!)
- What is a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)? (2 pages)
- Solar Guide for Houses of Worship: How to Use Investors (by the Genesis of Ann Arbor Green Team, 10 pages)
Going Solar: Webinars
Solar Summit: A Webinar with Haslett Community Church (March 2020)
Haslett Community Church's Solar Summit provides an opportunity for houses of worship interested in renewable energy a chance to exchange ideas, hopes and plans. In addition to brainstorming and networking, we will have Michigan leaders in renewable energy projects on hand to share their knowledge. Together, we can imagine a pathway to a more environmentally friendly, fossil-fuel free future!
Solar Faithful Webinar: Using Investors and Power Purchase Agreements (May 2020)
Houses of Worship who have gone solar with investors and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in Ann Arbor share about their process and experiences.
Solar Congregations in Michigan
If your solar congregation would like to be added to this list, email Jennifer. Faith communities that have installed solar are usually pretty excited to tell others about it, so if you'd like our help reaching a solar congregation, let us know and we'll do our best to connect you.
As a part of the Solar Faithful initiative, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the City of Ann Arbor, we have four legal templates that may be useful if your faith community endeavors to finance solar using a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) or investor-owned LLC. Templates include:
☼ Solar Installation Agreement
☼ Power Purchase Agreement
☼ LLC Investor Operating Agreement