H-IPL has been very successful in writing grant applications to obtain solar arrays for about twenty-five congregations throughout the state. Since such competing grants are offered at irregular intervals, often with very short deadlines, we recommend that congregations do the preparatory work ahead of time to position themselves well as candidates for these grants (see the steps to prepare for solar here).
Watch our calendar for Solar Forums hosted by our newly solarized congregations, where you can learn more about the benefits of solar.
H-IPL congregational affiliates who have become Using Energy Prudently congregations are eligible to be notified first when opportunities arise to apply for solar panel grants. The grants we write help magnify both the energy effectiveness of the panels and the community education made possible by their introduction. Congregations agree to steep energy conservation measures, to engaging their members and educating the surrounding community, and publicizing their successes in various ways.
Our Solar Congregations
Here is a recent press release detailing our successes in installing solar statewide.
We are so proud of these congregations, who with H-IPL's help have led the way into renewable energy:
Merrillsville: New Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
Winchester: Winchester Friends Church
Indianapolis: Cumberland First Baptist Church; Englewood Christian Church; Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis; Downey Avenue Christian Church; Eastgate Christian Church; Neighborhood Fellowship; All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church