SOLAR REVIEW – 2023

I am happy to provide a report on the second year of operations for our 95-panel, 34.7 kW rooftop solar system. The short story is solar production was 34,870 kWh, which is 8.4% less than last year, but a significant 24% of our electricity consumption. I attribute this to normal...

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SOLAR PANELS PERFORMANCE

Solar panel performance has been great! Each month, the 95 panels have produced from 13% to 41% of the electricity we have used. From the monthly production bar graph, you can clearly see how the longer days and increasing height of the sun in the sky raise the amount of...

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Winter Solstice Celebration and Solar Panel Blessing

Last week, we celebrated the end of a process that started back in 2017 with Phil Krape’s first analysis of solar prospects for First U. There had been bursts of activity and pauses along the way but we are near completion. The switch will be turned on Thursday, December 30,...

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Winter Solstice Solar Panel Project Celebration

Save the Date: Sunday, December 19 at 4:30 p.m. Join us in the outdoor sanctuary (church field next to Concord Pike) We are celebrating with story, music, blessing of our solar panels, a bonfire, and time to socialize.

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Update on the Solar Project

We had two visits from Clean Energy, our solar contractors the last week of July, then the first week of August in preparation of the final design. The design was shared with the Solar team and we received answers to a few questions. The design was completed and approved and...

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News from the Solar Committee

We are ready to sign a contract, send the deposit and proceed with the solar project. The Solar Team received commitment from the congregation for the full array for the newer education wing roof. Once Clean Energy comes and does a final assessment, we will see the design layout, fill...

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Final Week to Show Your Support for Solar Panels!

It is with sunny gratefulness that the solar team thanks the congregation for their vote of support and participation in the solar project for First Unitarian Church. People who have made an early commitment can now send their donations to the church office. The account is set up and ready....

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Solar Panel Project is Approved!

It is with sunny gratefulness that the solar team thanks the congregation for their vote of support and participation in the solar project for First Unitarian Church. People who have made an early commitment can now send their donations to the church office. The account is set up and ready. ...

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