Over the past few years, the New England Conference has received several inquiries about installing solar power systems at churches.
Deploying solar power can be a responsible demonstration of stewardship (both environmental and financial), and we encourage congregations to explore this option. (Note: Any proposals to “go solar” require the approval of the District Superintendent.)
The Conference’s Council on Finance and Administration has endorsed Massachusetts-based SonPower, LLC as a resource for congregations seeking to install solar power systems. Tom Moylan, a managing partner at SonPower, is also the President/CEO of SteepleCom, Inc.
Through the SonPower program, churches may be able to install a solar power system with no up-front costs. More details on the program can be found on the company’s website (click on the link above).
SonPower has built in a missional component to its model. According to the company’s website, “We tithe 10% of our program revenue to provide solar power projects for facilities such as health clinics, public water supplies, and schools in developing nations.”