Congregations across North Carolina are installing solar systems and NC Interfaith Power & Light is committed to helping forge this precedent-setting path forward.
Seeing solar panels on a house of worship becomes an iconic marker to the broader community, a demonstration of the congregation’s love of the Creator and creation, and it shows a commitment to change our relationship to energy. It becomes a moral statement, a rejection of our use of fossil fuels and the implications of damages that such use brings to all in our shared earth community, expressing a clear commitment that the broader human community cannot ignore.
It’s righteous, it’s working, and now it’s at risk.
Utilities nationwide are casting a long shadow over communities of faith that are going solar with net metering. For over a century, these monopoly interests have made money from building big, expensive power plants and transmission – and having their customers harness free sunshine and other homegrown resources is a threat to that business model.
Power companies should not be standing in the way of Creation Care practices to protect their old way of doing business.
Like rollover minutes on a cell phone bill, net metering gives renewable energy customers full credit on their utility bills for the excess clean power they deliver to the grid. This simple credit system is one of the most important state policies for empowering communities of faith to generate their own power from the sun.
Net metering content Source: http://www.oursolarrights.org/