We've Gone Solar

Peace Dale Congregational Church’s Green Team made a commitment to install more than 100 solar panels on the roof of the education wing of the church in an effort to reduce the Church’s annual $14,000 electric bill and to reduce carbon emissions. The Green Team spearheaded a fundraising effort to raise nearly $90,000, and members of the Church stepped up to the plate to cover the cost of the project. The Green Team worked closely with RISE (Rhode Island Saving Energy) and SolPower, the installer of the panels. The church expects to recover the cost of its investment in six years, yielding a 20% return. The savings are estimated to be the equivalent of driving 2.4 million miles a year.

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We Flipped the Switch

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Solar Wins!

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Solar Productivity Updates

Peace Dale Congregational Church’s Green Team made a commitment to install more than 100 solar panels on the roof of the education wing of the church in an effort to reduce the Church’s annual $14,000 electric bill and to reduce carbon emissions.

We celebrated the Switch to Solar on September 18, 2022 with music, speakers, fun, and food.

The church solar system is operating at full capacity and generating much electricity. The bank of panels is fully functional. For June 2021, PDCC was billed $864.13 and in June 2022, the bill was $-246.88. In July and August 2022, the church continued to create more electricity than it needed, resulting in a zero bill payment due and also a reserve for the church’s future use.