A new video on the Sisters of St. Francis’ 100 kW PV array, which has operated for more than a year now, has been published. A dedication ceremony was held June 18th at their array in Green Bay, which included a blessing of the panels by the local bishop. Werner Electric, the company that supplied the solar equipment to the array’s contractor, Eland Electric funded the production of this video. Thanks to Jesse Michalski of Eland Electric for sending the link to RENEW.
In this powerful affirmation of solar energy, the Sisters claim “we want to be proactive in how we can make the world a better place.” At the ceremony, the Sisters highlighted the installation’s performance in its first year. The array avoided 92 tons of carbon emissions and 13,000 gallons of gasoline, while saving the convent $12,500.