Solar Panels at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Seattle
St. Andrew’s installed a 9.66 kWh solar PV system to offset roughly 19% of the energy we use in a given year and provide funding for other church programs. The solar panels were installed in early February 2015 on the roof of Mentzer House, which contains Sunday School classrooms and office space for ministry.
St. Andrew’s received a grant of $500 toward the new solar panels from the Bishop’s Committee for the Environment of the Diocese of Olympia. This committee helps parishes to make improvements that align with the Genesis Covenant adopted in 2009 at the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The Genesis Covenant is “a public commitment by the Church to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from every facility it maintains by a minimum of 50% within ten years.”
Learn about St. Andrew’s Creation Keeper’s Ministry here.
Read more about St. Andrew’s commitment to the Genesis covenant here.