Volunteers Sought to Broaden Nationwide Effort Selling Congregational PV Programs


Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) is in search of a small workforce of volunteers to broaden its help to homes of worship who’re contemplating putting in a solar PV system.  To date, over 1200 congregations within the United States have put in PV methods, however that is only a small fraction of these . Be part of partaking religion communities in direction of environmental stewardship and local weather motion!

IPL offers congregational “Green Teams” or comparable supporters a preliminary evaluation of the monetary advantages of a PV system in contrast with their present and forecast utility-supplied electrical energy prices; this evaluation (if favorable) permits the congregants to acquire enough Board, Elder or Congregational help to hunt formal proposals for set up and financing (the place allowed).

IPL is wanting  for volunteers from SEI’s skilled community to broaden this effort to extra states. Volunteers are wanted to:

  • Process inquiries from congregations occupied with pursuing solar
  • Assess their demand and potential on-site capability utilizing PVWatts or comparable software program
  • Create an estimate of PV system value versus grid-supplied electrical energy
  • Identify advantages of financing (as applicable)
  • Provide different choices if solar doesn’t appear to operate properly

If you have an interest in studying extra about this volunteer alternative, please contact Jerry Bernstein [email protected]. IPL will present a Zoom briefing with additional particulars and dialogue with these . This volunteer alternative is ongoing and would require 1 to 2 hours every week. Please share out to whomever you assume could also be on this volunteer or studying alternative in your community.

NOTE: all work is performed remotely, a request could come from any state, and these preliminary analyses should not meant to create a gross sales alternative.  Indeed, no volunteer can be assigned to a congregation if their employer (current or former) may need a monetary profit from the end result of this help.


Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) is without doubt one of the nation’s largest, faith-based environmental non-profits. IPL works with congregations of all religion traditions to help renewable and energy effectivity tasks and advocates for local weather options.  IPL associates function in 40 states.


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