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Solar Power For Churches Is Getting Easier & Cheaper

Faith members considering solar power for churches, temples, mosques, and other houses of worship are discovering that installations are getting both easier and cheaper. Since 2009, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), costs for non-residential solar installations have dropped around 73%, from around $7.50 per kilowatt to today’s cost of about $2 per […]

January 5th

The Largest Church in Brooklyn is Going Solar

Founded in 1979, the Christian Cultural Center (CCC) is the largest church in Brooklyn. With over 37,000 members in its congregation, the CCC is the largest evangelical church in the New York region and one of the largest independent churches in the US. Sitting on an 11-acre sun-drenched campus, the CCC is hoping to make […]

September 19th

Unitarians Sue for Religious Freedom to Use Solar Panels

First Parish Unitarians are crying ‘foul’ over a recent denial to allow solar panels on the rooftop of their iconic church in Bedford, Massachusetts. Declaring the Historic District Commission’s (HDC) decision was “legally untenable, unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious,” the congregation has filed a suit against the Town of Bedford. Specifically pointing to the US Constitution’s […]

August 17th

SunEdison Installs Solar on Ramakrishna Mission in India

As part of its Social Innovations mission to bring energy independence to 20 million people by 2020, SunEdison is installing a 100 kilowatt (kW) solar rooftop system on the Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home in India. Enabling the approximately 700 students to gain energy independence, the new solar installation will help raise revenue for the Mission […]

April 14th

Egypt’s Solar Rooftop Plans, Insha’Allah

(Originally published on InspiredEconomist.com) Participating in an initiative to finance rooftop solar power units, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Banque Misr are offering loans to citizens in Egypt. As a preliminary stage, the initiative is being offered only within specific areas of Cairo. However, plans include expanding soon into Egypt’s other governorates. Energy Committee […]

March 14th

Jordan Transitioning 6,000 Mosques to Solar Energy

With global oil and gas prices fluctuating wildly and fossil fuel sources both reaching peak and pariah status, the Kingdom of Jordan has turned to renewable energy alternatives. Already a leader in the Arab world for utility-scale solar power production, Jordan’s residential and commercial rooftop sectors are ready to explode in the wake of the […]

February 12th