Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville celebrates solar panels on March 3

Press release from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville:

Taking advantage of a rebate program offered by Duke Progress Energy to nonprofit organizations, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville is installing 105 solar panels on their flat roof to produce about 85% of the electrical needs of their main building.

“This project is an example of this congregation’s commitment to living our values.  We believe that protecting the environment is a religious act, and that reducing our carbon footprint is most definitely a protective measure,” said the Rev. Mark Ward, lead minister of the congregation.

The project is the culmination of a process that included a congregational vote to proceed with fundraising, the fundraising itself, and coordination with Duke Progress Energy and the City of Asheville.  “We’d like other non-profit organizations to know that there are untapped rebates available from Duke Progress Energy for installing solar panels and excellent contractors in the area who can assist,” said Dan Clere, a church volunteer who helped lead the project.

A celebration of the completed project will take place on Sunday, March 3 at 12:30 pm at the church, located at 1 Edwin Place. For more information, contact Mark Ward at minister@uuasheville.org or 828-254-6001 x203.

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