CHESTER — Members of the United Church of Chester are serious about being good stewards of the earth.
Having completed a number of major energy-saving measures, including insulation, new storm windows and, most recently, an electrical efficiency audit through Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), the church decided it was time to generate its own electricity using the power of the sun. The rear roof of the church provided an ideal location for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels; it was south-facing, un-shaded, and had the proper roof slope.
Installation of the system took place in December and, after final approval by CL&P, should provide up to 90% of the church’s electrical needs. The project comprises a number of “wins” for everyone:
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