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Install Renewable Energy at Your House of Worship

Background 

Once you have conducted an energy audit and retrofitted your facility to be as energy-efficient as possible, installing PV solar panels and/or solar or geothermal heating/cooling technology at your House of Worship is a great way to reduce the carbon footprint of your community.

Green Energy Assistance Fund

The Faith in Place Green Energy Assistance Fund provides grants up to $10,000 for Houses of Worship located in Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin to install PV solar panels and/or geothermal heating/cooling technology at their buildings. Interested Houses of Worship are invited to reach out to Faith in Place staff and when appropriate, submit a grant proposal application.

Next Steps

If you have questions or want to learn more about switching to renewable energy at your House of Worship, please reach out to the Outreach Staff nearest you.

When you are ready to apply for the Green Energy Assistance Fund, you can find the online fillable application here.

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"Adding a solar thermal or PV system to a faith community is a great step forward in caring for creation.  It also provides an excellent opportunity to educate the members of the community on how they can incorporate solar solutions at their homes to lighten their impact on the planet."

-Mike Bullock, Green Team Leader,

St. John Nuemann Catholic Church