Solar Panels at Resurrection!
Our church is "powered by GOD" in more ways than one.
In 2016, the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection was awarded a grant from Rocky Mountain Power, which paid for 60% of the cost of our 27 kW solar array and its installation. Now, our light shines not only within our own congregation but also within our community, county, diocese, and the state of Utah. We generate our own electrical power whenever the sun shines. And, in our desert home, the sun shines most of the time.
We are demonstrating to our community that we are living our values as a Christian congregation as we "strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth" -- one of the Five Marks of Mission of the Episcopal Church. This solar installation also significantly reduces our electrical bills. We are partnering with the local community and schools by inviting them to see our project and learn how it works. As we witness the power of the sun, our church is "powered by GOD" in more ways than one.
This project was made possible with funding from Rocky Mountain Power's Blue Sky program customers and members of this congregation.
Rocky Mountain Power Blue Sky page about our project.
Solar Production Data
Local Church Turns to Solar Energy Jenniffer Wardell, The Davis Clipper
'Power by God' Celebrated at Centerville Church's Solar Panel Open House Janae Francis, Standard-Examiner
Centerville Church Taps Power of the Sun to do more Good on Earth David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune
Blessings and Power Flow from ECOR's Solar Panels The Episcopal Diocese of Utah
SOLAR PANELS BLESSED AND DEDICATED AT OPEN HOUSE
Rev. Lyn Zill Briggs and congregants of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection welcomed the Right Reverend Scott B. Hayashi to bless our solar array on May 14, 2016. Along with local community leaders, representatives from Rocky Mountain Power, and Intermountain Wind and Solar, Bishop Hayashi joined in the celebration to mark the occasion of the newly "powered by God" Church of the Resurrection.
THROWING THE SWITCH!
May 4, 2016 was a big day for Resurrection! Dan Bammes won the "guess the date of the net meter installation" contest, and threw the big switch to turn on the solar power. Surrounded by people from Intermountain Wind & Solar as well as Resurrection folks, the switch to solar was made.