July’s (virtual) meeting of the Main Line chapter of PA IPL was a presentation about solar options for faith institutions. One way to beat the heat of the sun is to put it to work on our behalf.
Our meeting will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, July 27. We will spend the first 30 minutes catching up on all that is going on in our different faith institutions. At 7:30, we will hear about: Solar options for Houses of Worship from Joy Baxter.
Many houses of worship are called by their faith to implement climate change solutions such as rooftop solar. However, nonprofits are excluded from government incentives for solar installations that are provided through tax incentives. Several options of how to finance a solar installation for houses of worship will be discussed including an in-depth discussion of the private LLC model, which provides the maximum financial benefit to the congregation. The LLC can be made up of several environmentally conscious small investors from your community who get a modest return of their investment or a large environmentally conscious investor.
Presenter Joy Baxter is an active member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ardmore where she is the chair of their Green Team. St. Paul’s Green Team is currently pursuing an LLC option for a solar installation at St. Pauls. Joy and her husband installed solar panels on their home 8 years ago and are involved in various solar activities. Joy’s background is in chemical engineering research and she also enjoys playing violin with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra.
We will conclude our time together by exploring future programming ideas. We look forward to seeing you on Monday night.