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Trinity goes solar, cuts light bill by 66%

Holding the revised "Trinity's Gone Solar in 2019!" banner are team members, from left, Priscilla Karvonen, Bud Weeks, Jim Smelker, Dick Bobb, Bob Forsythe, Tom Karvonen, Sandy Weeks, and Enrique Sanchez. Holding the revised "Trinity's Gone Solar in 2019!" banner are team members, from left, Priscilla Karvonen, Bud Weeks, Jim Smelker, Dick Bobb, Bob Forsythe, Tom Karvonen, Sandy Weeks, and Enrique Sanchez.

Earlier this year, two banners on Blythe Street read "Trinity is Going Solar in 2019!"

 

Members and friends of Trinity Presbyterian Church donated $85,000 to install 85 solar panels on the church roofs. Those 85 solar panels have cut the church's electric bill by 48%. Another 44 panels were installed on the church roofs this week, funded by a $32,400 Duke Power rebate. The 129 solar panels are expected to cut the church's electric costs by more than 66%.

Trinity's solar panels are converting the sun's rays into electricity while caring for God's creation by taking action to address global warming, the church says. After a little editing, the banners now read "Trinity's Gone Solar in 2019!"

Trinity's solar energy team spent many hours, prayers, and meetings learning about, involving the entire congregation, and documenting progress on the church's journey towards solar power. Their 62-page story of "Solar Energy for Trinity" is available free by download from Trinity's webpage at www.trinitypresnc.org. The community is invited to see the 129 solar panels now visible on the roofs of Trinity Presbyterian Church at 900 Blythe St.