Rhode Island church uses solar to promote environmental stewardship

Nov 6, 2018 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, National Press Clips, State Press Clips, What's New

Energy News Network , Written By Meg Dalton

November 6, 2018

For a growing number of houses of worship, investing in renewable energy is a focus of “creation care.”

The two-century-old Newman Congregational Church looks like a piece of history, standing on a grassy lawn in the Rumford neighborhood of East Providence. The white, wood-framed structure has a modern accent, though: an array of solar panels on its rooftop.

Newman is one of Rhode Island’s first faith communities to embrace solar power and is part of a growing national trend. Across the United States, houses of worship are adding solar panels to their rooftops as a way to lower energy costs and make a statement about stewardship. Read More

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