A Savannah church has become the first church in the area to look to not only look to a Higher Power, but the power of the sun. The Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle recently had 97 solar panels installed.
“We’ve been working on this project for more than ten years,” said Father William Willoughby. “It started with a Sunday school discussion in the adult forum about what we coiuld do to have less impact on greenhouse gases and our carbon footprint.”
A few months ago when the “Solarize Savannah Project” started, it seemed like a perfect fit. The project is the outgrowth of one last year called “Solarize Tybee “which provided solar panels at a reduced cost to Tybee area residents. That project was so successful that the company Hannah Solar – is now embarked on another project which encompasses homes and businesses within 100 miles of Savannah, including parts of South Carolina.
According to Hannah Solar, through “Solarize Savannah”, home owners and businesses can receive a discount of about 15% to 20% on their installation. They are also able to take advantage of a 30% federal solar tax credit. Businesses could see as much as 65% in tax credit incentives, as well.
The deadline to sign up for the Solarize Savannah program is December 16.