Green Team Mission Statement
The Missions of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Ministries Green Team:
To become better stewards of the land and facilities under our management and to reduce our carbon footprint.
To encourage our members through education to become better stewards of their homes and personal resources and reduce their individual or family carbon footprints.
To reduce our costs in energy consumption and free those monies up for ministry uses.
To become a beacon in the community on environmental responsibility and spread those methods while glorifying God.
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,
SOLAR PANEL UPDATES
226 Solar panels on the roof of the Early Childhood Center. Installed by Ailey Solar.
Using renewable energy will not only save on electric bills, but is a benefit for the nearby community as well. Installing solar will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. Rooftop solar will also promote the use of renewable energy in the immediate neighborhood.
The presence of solar panels should ignite student and parent interest in clean energy. This addition will also create real opportunities for learning and teaching.
226 panels with estimated annual production of 119,881 kWh went online Jan 5, 2023
Total cost of project: $171,248.00
TOTAL DONATIONS AS OF April 30, 2023:
St. Paul received a $27,580.70 check on April 19th from ComEd DG Grant towards the cost of solar panels installed in January.
Over $97,000 over the next 6 years will also be received as Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) from the Illinois Shines program.
APRIL PRODUCTION: 12,079 kWh
YEAR-TO-DATE PRODUCTION: 28,995 kWh (4/30/23)
YEAR-TO-DATE SAVINGS ON SCHOOL COMED BILL: $1,968.00 (4/30/23)