Fall Newsletter: Taftsville Chapel goes solar in part to benefit Bethany Birches

That’s right.  A local church is in the process of installing solar for the energy needs of the church and is installing twice as much solar as they need.  Heather Hawkes of Taftsville Chapel in Vermont says “the project specs for an 11.66kW solar array. We estimate that we will use about 5.3kW to meet our current energy needs at Taftsville Chapel.”  The church has intentionally built an array almost twice as big as they needed so they could give green energy. Heather explains the choice like this: “We see caring for and restoring God’s good creation as a way to love God and love our neighbors.” The green movement is not just a social movement to the church but one of faith as well.

Here’s Heather talking about the project:

Swamp, Taftsville, Centro/Norristown – 2016 Assembly – Plant, Water, Grow from Franconia Conference on Vimeo.