Solar Energy for Churches, Temples, and other Houses of Worship
When the oldest houses of worship were being built centuries ago, there were no concerns about monthly utility bills. My how things have changed! Today, we’re seeing ever-increasing energy costs coupled with the constantly growing demand for more energy. For many of our churches, temples, and houses of worship, have been driven to “go green” and find more cost-effective power alternatives. Turn Key Solar has shown many of these entities how to use solar energy to their benefit.
Although solar energy is the smarter, sustainable way to save money for these non-profit entities, don’t forget how this benefits our environment by leaving a smaller carbon footprint. As a result, many houses of worship from all faiths can provide additional needed assistance to their communities. While it is oftentimes difficult for houses of worship and other non-profit entities to convert to solar energy for power, we offer financing and will always try to work within your monthly operating budget.
What to Consider
While solar energy is no doubt very effective at lowering monthly power or utility bills, there are certain details you want to consider before making your final decision including:
- Determine solar panel placement – solar panels can be mounted or placed in different areas of the property such as on the ground or the roof. Just keep in mind that the higher up you place them, it decreases theft and vandalism risk.
- Proper enclosure – the easiest way to protect your investment (i.e. your solar array) is to make sure that is properly enclosed with lock and key with visible warning signs posted.
- Responsibility – in the event of a power outage or surge, have a responsible party available to do any necessary repairs and replace any solar panels. Check with your insurer as many still do not cover these issues.
- Tax issues – while the primary purpose of converting to solar energy is to save money, you can also earn money by selling any excess power to your utility company. However, the IRS will want to know about the proceeds each year.
One of our specialists will be happy to discuss your needs with you and even help you in the decision-making process by offering their recommendations. For more information regarding your solar energy options or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, contact Turn Key Solar and let us show you how cost-effective solar energy can be in the long run.Get Free estimate now