ERUUF is going solar, with plans to install solar panels on the Care Building, allowing us to generate a significant portion of our electrical power.
The solar project is one of twelve projects in the Green Sanctuary Action Plan that will enable the Fellowship to significantly move toward sustainability. You can be a part of this positive story. Please consider contributing to the Solar Campaign!
We are moving quickly to take advantage of Duke Energy rebates, so we ask you to make a gift or pledge that will be paid by the end of February 2020.
You can contribute online to the Solar Campaign fund, or mail or deliver a check to ERUUF. Give Now
Solar Project Details
Solar panels will be installed on the Care building roof, south facing and southwest facing.
Project Cost is estimated at $100,750, which includes a 30% rebate from Duke Energy. Application for the rebate is time sensitive, but we are on track for eligibility.
The percent of ERUUF electric usage offset with solar panels is estimated at 59%.
We anticipate installing solar panels in early 2020.
What are the benefits of Solar Panels?
❖ Living and Leading by our UU Principles
Installing solar panels demonstrates a congregational commitment to our UU Principles.
❖ Combating Climate Change
Installing solar panels is a tangible and potent response to the alarming science of climate change that this community can accomplish.
❖ A Green Sanctuary is part of our Strategic Plan
Installing solar panels will help ERUUF achieve our strategic goal of becoming an accredited Green Sanctuary.
❖ Increasing our Resiliency
Solar panels will help protect ourselves from rising energy costs and reduce our dependence on Duke Energy.
❖ A Great Investment
Taking advantage of Duke Energy rebates will save significant funds; once installed, we will realize significant reduction in electrical utility costs.
❖ Good for the Environment
We can reduce pollution and our environmental impact by going solar, and invest in the future of the planet.
❖ Making a Difference in the Larger Community
The impacts of climate change affect the least resourceful among us; going solar supports our ongoing earth justice work.
Watch a video about the Green Sanctuary Program presented by Karen Brammer, manager for the UUA Green Sanctuary Program.