Interfaith Community Solar Campaign

Communities of faith understand the moral urgency for climate action, and hold the leadership needed to transition their communities away from fossil fuels. Supporting the growth of solar is one of the best ways we can build a just, sustainable community together. That’s why we've launched the MA Interfaith Community Solar Campaign, with the goal of bringing solar power to houses of worship and congregants. Our program provides flexible tools for communities of faith to care for creation and lower carbon emissions, while making power and savings available to those who need it most.

 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

1. Form a team of 2-5 people from your congregation interested in helping your house of worship go solar.

 - It’s best to include at least one member who knows a bit about the building history and operations.

2. Connect with Becky, our Interfaith Community Coordinator, to discuss involvement in the campaign. Some of the ways to go solar include:

- Community Owned Solar

- Solar Access Program

- Power Purchase Agreement

There are many different options depending on your congregation’s goals and resources, and we will advise your team throughout the process about which options could work best for your specific community.

3. Join the campaign!

- Collaborate to bring solar to your community

- Have at least one member of your congregation’s team join bi-weekly meetings or calls with a coalition of houses of worship

- Host events to engage congregants about ways they can go solar too

4. Go solar and become a climate leader in your community!

- Depending on the model for solar you choose, the size of the array, and the specific needs of your congregation, the process can be anywhere from 2 - 9 months from the time of joining the team to solar installation.

- We want congregations to use this campaign as an opportunity to build relationships across communities and launch into deeper local climate action.

- Reach out to MAICCA, MA Interfaith Power & Light, UUMass Action, JCAN, or other faith-based climate groups to continue action.