Solarize Our Congregation, is offering renewable energy and guaranteed savings to churches, congregants and friends of the Hudson River Presbytery through community solar! Provided in partnership with HRP Green, the environmental committee of the Hudson River Presbytery, our first community solar project is available to congregations in CENTRAL HUDSON territory. We are actively working to bring community solar opportunities to churches in the other utility service territories.
For churches in enrolling in community solar in Central Hudson territory, when you click the link above, please provide a full contact name in the First Name field, and the church name in the Last Name field. For both churches and individuals referred by churches, in the Referral field of the enrollment form, please enter “HRP-City, Church Name” e.g for Calvary Newburgh, “HRP-Newburgh Calvary.” This ensures that churches that sign up will receive a donation of $200 and they will receive $150 for each individual who enrolls who is referred by a church.
Please note that there is a soft credit check required for individuals who enroll, with a 680 credit threshold required. There is no credit check or financial documentation required for churches to join thanks to information already provided by the Presbytery.
Enrolling in the community solar program in Central Hudson provides:
What is community solar?
Community solar allows almost anyone with a utility account – churches, homeowners, renters, and small business operators – to easily benefit from solar energy. Subscribers receive a share of the value of energy produced from a large solar installation located in your region. There is no installation on your property, no cost to join, guaranteed savings and you support new local renewable energy projects!
In Central Hudson territory? Click the button below to get started.
“As the realities of climate change present an ever-increasing urgency to our need to act faithfully in our energy consumption, many Presbyterians are exploring ways to support, purchase and share renewable energy resources as an alternative to fossil fuel energy.”
– PCUSA web page on environmental issues.
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