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Solarize with Faith is looking for houses of worship interested in promoting environmental stewardship to bring solar to members’ homes. Join us if your sense of stewardship includes:

  • Reducing air pollution caused by electric power plants burning fossil fuels

  • Reducing impacts of climate change, which tend to impact poor populations more severely than others

  • Protecting the Earth’s ecosystems

  • Protecting the long-term financial resources of the members of your faith community

Please ask the leaders of your house of worship to join Solarize with Faith by signing the agreement here.

 Houses of worship that want to participate in the first round of solar installations should join Solarize with Faith by February 28, 2017.

If you have questions about the program or how to participate, please contact Chamae Mejias at 860-331-1041 or cmejias@smartpower.org.

Frequently Asked Questions
Resource Sheet
Slides from Dec. 11, 2016 informational meeting

See what your neighbors are saying…

 

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“We have a 17 KW system solar electric system in total with two separate installations. The most recent system is 5.1 kW with 300 W panels and  will pay for themselves over the next 5-7 years. We installed the original 12.05 kW system with 195 W panels in 2007 and they will pay for themselves over 23 years. You can see that just over the last decade, the panels have become a lot more efficient and the price of the panels have come down substantially. We installed the original system to meet our home’s electricity demand and we saw solar as a long-term investment in the future. We are doing our part to help save the planet from too much CO2. We installed the newest system to generate enough electricity to power the new plug-in Prius we are getting in the next two weeks. If you get an electric car without solar, you still have to consider where your power is coming from – in CT that can be from oil, natural gas or nuclear energy, which is better than coal. But solar is better than all of them.”

David Newton, Member of Unitarian Society of Hartford
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4.9 kW system, installed 2016
Virginia deLima, Member of Unitarian Society of Hartford
“Our relatively small 4 kW solar array, installed in 2014, demonstrates that even a small system that has quite a bit of shade from a neighbor’s trees and much less than optimal orientation (facing south-southwest) can be a great investment. It significantly reduces our household’s contribution to climate change. It demonstrates environmental leadership in the neighborhood. And it cuts our monthly electric bill to the bare minimum – essentially paying us nearly 8% a year, a fantastic rate of return. All with zero maintenance and zero fuss.”
Jeff Howard, West Hartford
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