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Technical information about modules

The Joyce Bartels Memorial Solar Project involves an array of domestically-sourced monocrystalline Sunpower photovoltaic modules with maximal 20kW power rating, mounted in a southern exposure on the sanctuary roof. With expected annual production of 24,000 kWh of energy, the solar project is expected to cover two-thirds of the church’s annual electrical use, saving an estimated $3,000 in utility bills, and substantially cutting the church’s carbon footprint. The project was designed and built by Peninsula Solar of Marquette, MI.

http://www.homtv.net/index_homtv.asp?view=story&news_id=8946

http://www.peninsula-solar.com

Links to EPA information about climate change:

https://www.epa.gov/climatechange/climate-change-basic-information

https://www.epa.gov/climate-impacts/climate-impacts-midwest

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-09/documents/climate-change-mi.pdf

https://www.epa.gov/climate-change-science

Assisting this project:

Our church was aided by Michigan Interfaith Power and Light, a non-profit organization helping houses of worship in Michigan. “We offer practical ways to put faith into action by promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable practices that lead to a cleaner, healthier, and more just world.”

http://www.miipl.org/about/

We were also guided by the Meridian Energy Team, which supports energy conservation and promotes renewable energy in Meridian Township.

http://recycle.meridian.mi.us/energy/

We were aided and inspired by our friends at Edgewood Church, East Lansing (United Church of Christ), who dedicated their own solar project earlier this year. Ours are the first solar-powered churches in mid-Michigan.

http://eastlansinginfo.org/content/edgewood-solar-celebration-set-march-19-2017

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