Black Churches Lead with Solar

Jun 4, 2024 | Webinars

With the federal government paying for at least 30% of the cost of solar installation, if not 40 to 50%, many congregations that own their own building can no longer afford to not go solar. One of the benefits of going solar is a lower electricity bill, which means an increase in churches revenue. An increase in revenue is an increase in security and ministry. It is also a way to show good financial and environmental stewardship.

Yet, the upfront cost of going solar can often be a hurdle for some congregations. This is where advantageous financing can play an important role. In this webinar, we focus on Black churches leading with solar. We hear experts discuss everything one needs to know about government incentives and solar financing.

Featured panelists include Dr. Reginald Parker from Green Power Ventures, Patricia Eggleston from Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, and Rebecca Perera from the United Church of Christ Cornerstone Fund.

The Rev. Michael Malcom from the People’s Justice Council and the Rev. Dr. Ambrose F. Carroll from Green The Church lead the discussion.

This webinar was co-hosted by the United Church of Christ, Green The Church, the People’s Justice Council, and Alabama Interfaith Power & Light. It was co-sponsored by Blessed Tomorrow, Creation Justice Ministries, Green Chalice of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Interfaith Power & Light, Third Act Faith, Unitarian Universalist Association, and United Black Christians.

Watch the recording here.

Find resources to solarize your congregation at IPL’s Solar Resources page.

Other links shared during the webinar are found here.

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