Solar Formation - Why Solar Energy on a Church - Shared screen with speaker view
I'm pretty new here but I don't think we can underestimate Larry's contribution!
Q: for Q&A session - What if any are the Diocese guidelines, recommendations on sustainability efforts for parishes? You mentioned several that SFA has undertaken.
any plans for EV charging stations on campus?
How is the parish paying for the solar panels?
Can we have Scott's presentation?
Isn’t it better to have a battery in the system in order to use your power when you want, even if the grid goes down?
are we selling our solar energy to the grid (Duke Power ) or are we actually using our own power?
Beth Rosso - Delmaco Mfg - Chairman
Will copies of these (Scott Alexander's) slides be available? Thanks.
What if roof needs replacing during the 25 yr. period?
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I am going to leave the questions to Scott, as I imagine folks may have follow ups. That said, we have a few resources you can refer to at a later date. We have a podcast and have covered non-profits, the Duke Rebate, Leasing, Corporations and Tax Credits and more. You can listen here: https://open.spotify.com/show/1uTkSyl21pqG1OAN90svUD
What are the considerations for new building construction?
Also, This is a helpful, short, interactive overview that you may find helpful. https://eaglesolar.s3.amazonaws.com/soaking-up-the-sun-steps-to-a-solar-future-raw-lJg_TSLU/content/index.html#/lessons/kJ1mC54EISYClrRu3J1bDnV7Re4ufzSe
Thanks, Laura. And welcome!
@JerryKearney Look for the Zoom icon at the bottom of your screen. click it on and the screen should come back
I’ve heard of delays with Duke installing meters- what has your experience been on this?
St. Francis - why did you install enough capacity to offset 40% of energy usage — why not more, why not less?
Is the Clare Hall installation a pilot program of sorts? If this is successful, will other buildings on the campus be "solarized" to achieve additional savings / environmental benefits?
As for those last two questions, yes, we saw this as a doable project scale for us to get started. In time, we are hoping to explore more. We picked a building roof that had a fairly new roof, had some visibility to the community, and was a good size to get started (not too much, not too little).
I know that we have done a lot to reduce our energy usage like LED lights and low flow fixtures, but has the parish looked into completing a professional energy audit to find less obvious put possibly more significant energy losses in the parish buildings to identify sources of energy inefficiencies in the buildings?
Yes, Nick, a few years back we had an energy audit by NC Interfaith Power and Light for no charge
What is the environmental cost of the panels?
What if your roof isn't suitable (too many trees shading, etc)? Has anyone partnered with other organizations for roof space (public schools, etc)?
pat & paul kelly
how do you clean pollen off the panels
What is the status of solar shingle development?
What is the annual lease cost to SF?
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Contact information - if we at St Eugene Asheville can help you in any way with solar: Bill Maloney email@example.com 828-230-0103
Regarding hurricanes, please check out our podcast.
We have a podcast regarding severe weather and solar here. https://open.spotify.com/show/1uTkSyl21pqG1OAN90svUD
If you are interested in joining us in our Care of Creation efforts at St. Francis, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Combs 919-275-2245 and email@example.com. Thank you, everyone! Your stories are very inspirational!
What if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just for now,on trying to make the worlddifferent than it is.Sing. Pray. Touch only thoseto whom you commit your life.Center down.And when your body has become still,reach out with your heart.Know that we are connectedin ways that are terrifying and beautiful.(You could hardly deny it now.)Know that our livesare in one another’s hands.(Surely, that has come clear.)Do not reach out your hands.Reach out your heart.Reach out your words.Reach out all the tendrilsof compassion that move, invisibly,where we cannot touch.Promise this world your love--for better or for worse,in sickness and in health,so long as we all shall live.--Lynn Ungar 3/11/20
I gather there is no video - sorry. I hope you can hear. let's go ahead and let it finish. thank you.
we have video now