Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Shorewood Church Going Green

From Keith Schmitz, Northshore progressive:

CALLING ON A HIGHER POWER -- Solar Panels to Be Installed on Local Church

North Shore Presbyterian Church, (NSPC), in Shorewood, will be going green and using less electrical power thanks to solar panels that will be installed and activated Wednesday May 13th and Thursday May 14th. NSPC will be the first church in the Milwaukee Northshore to utilize solar power to augment its electrical needs.

The nearly $50,000 project was made possible for the over 55-year-old building, thanks to anonymous donations, along with additional support from Focus on Energy and We Energies.

According to analysis prepared for the project, the 30, 5.4 Kw Kyocera photovoltaic solar panels will reduce CO2 emissions at NSPC by 5.42 tons annually. Estimated electrical savings for the congregation are estimated to be $1,000 a year, reducing the church's electrical usage by 10 to 20%, depending upon the time of the year.

The installation is being performed by H & H Solar Energy Services of Madison. A Fat Spaniel monitoring system will give real time performance information on the system.

North Shore Presbyterian Church is located at 4048 N. Bartlett Ave. in Shorewood.

For more information, please contact the undersigned.

Keith Schmitz
KR / PR Inc.
Phone -- 414.963.0847

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