By Sarah Paulos, IPL Program Director
Happy New Year! IPL invites you to make a New Year’s resolution to go solar – at home and at your congregation.
For individuals and householders – on our new Electrify Your Home resource page learn about federal financing for your solar and find a solar installer through our partner, Energy Sage, the nation’s leading electrification marketplace. Their installers are vetted, and they have a real person to answer your questions by phone.
For congregations – on IPL’s Congregational Solar resources page, find information on financing, solar installers, and a map of other congregations in your community with solar.
For the first time, federal funding is available for nonprofits such as faith communities to go solar, the equivalent of a 30% off sale! Learn more on the solar resources page and about other financial resources – denominational loans, state and local incentives, and how to go solar with no upfront costs.
And if your congregation or home isn’t a good location for solar, consider subscribing to a community solar project in your area. They collect the sun, and you get greener electricity. Subscribe to a community solar project in your area on our partner Energy Sage’s marketplace.
First Congregational Church of Melrose found an installer through their marketplace to install 100kW of solar, shaving $9,500 off their annual energy bill.
“The Solar Marketplace was really easy to use and saved me money! I received quotes from five installers, was able to make an apples‑to‑apples comparison, and selected the one that most appealed to me. They answered common questions in a non-technical way.”
Jack G., EnergySage Customer”
And don’t forget to add your congregation’s solar to IPL’s national map! Let’s show the world people of faith and conscience are leading the way on climate solutions.