Peace Lutheran Church, located in Grass Valley, Calif., has installed a 6 kW solar system on its roof. The array uses 28 solar panels from Evergreen Solar.
Plan It Solar, based in Penn Valley, Calif., provided the design and cost-payback analysis for the system. Peace Lutheran Church expects to generate 7,500 kWh of electricity per year, lowering its utility bills by 16%.
Peace Lutheran was able to take advantage of a higher-than-normal solar rebate offered to nonprofit solar installations through the state-mandated California Solar Initiative, which, for the church, translated into more than $12,500 in savings off the cost of the system, Plan It Solar adds.
SOURCE: Plan It Solar