PV system designed and installed by Built Well Solar on the East Islip Public Library.
Solar for Non-profits
Many school districts on Long Island are looking into installing solar-electric systems under the LIPA (PSEG-LI) Solar Entrepreneur Program, according to the New York Times. Many churches, libraries, and other not-for-profits are choosing solar to save costs and the planet -- two good causes!
About Installations for Not-For-Profits
More Nonprofits Looking Into Solar According to recent articles in the New York Times and in Newsday, on Long Island many nonprofits are considering the benefits of solar power.
As far as local school districts, Carle Place school district was the first to install solar power (see the New York Times article that describes how Built Well Solar's founder helped make that happen!) and many other districts have since followed -- Malverne, Smithtown, East Hampton, Shoreham-Wading River, Bellmore, North Bellmore, Levittown to name a few who have had or are in the process of having installations completed.
And, some local religious institutions are going green, motivated by current Pope Benedict XVI’s positioning of climate change as a moral issue. The Vatican added environmental degradation to the Church’s list of sins, and Pope Benedict announced that 1,000 solar panels would be installed on the roof of Vatican City’s main auditorium. A Sierra Club spokeswoman told Newsday that Pope Benedict’s “vocal support particularly for climate solutions could really tip the balance in world action.” Inspired by the Pope’s initiatives, the Long Island Interfaith Environmental Network recently held a workshop to encourage religious congregations to install solar panels on their buildings and increase energy efficiency.
Some examples of faith-based groups that switched to solar on Long Island? Molloy College in Rockville Centre, the Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Center in E. Rockaway, St. Philip and James Catholic Parish school in St. James, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Islip, to name a few.
Solar array on the Saw Mill Road School, another Built Well Solar non-profit installation, for the North Bellmore School District.
Built Well Solar's Not-For-Profit Expertise
Built Well Solar has completed or is in the process of completing several solar installations for churches, libraries, schools, and other non-profits across Long Island. As a result, we understand the unique requirements and procedures involved in these types of installations, including the utility interconnection process. For more information and to have your place of worship or other non-profit site evaluated for solar, contact Built Well Solar at (516) 695-1000 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Us If you have any questions and want to learn more about non-profit solar installations, including how Built Well Solar will help you through every step in the process, call us at (516) 695-1000 or reach us by e-mail at email@example.com.