Posts Tagged ‘Solar Power’

Spanish city plans to turn its cemeteries into urban solar farm

Monday, June 10th, 2024

A city in Spain is starting to use its cemeteries to generate renewable power. On the east coast, Valencia aims to install thousands of solar panels in graveyards around the city. The project has been dubbed RIP – standing for Requiem in Power – and was launched this month with the first photovoltaic panels installed. Read more

Churches committing to eco-friendly project

Monday, October 9th, 2023

Churches across 12 denominations in New Zealand have signed up to an international project called Eco Church to reduce their impact on the environment. Chartwell Cooperating Church have installed their first round of solar panels, with plans to cover more of their roof in the future. Solar power is a clean power source, compared to Read more

Global solar investment set to surpass oil spending

Monday, May 29th, 2023

Global solar investment is projected to outpace oil spending for the first time in 2023, with China leading the way, a report by an energy watchdog said. An estimated US$400 billion will be allocated to solar energy this year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday in its annual world energy investment report. “About Read more

Philippine diocese becomes first to switch to solar power

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

The Vatican has praised a Philippine diocese for becoming the first in the entire Catholic Church to adopt renewable energy. Vatican officials have released a document offering a guide for Catholics on how to take care of the earth as God’s creation and man’s “common home,” citing the diocese’s response to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Read more

Church to build 5,000-plus solar power panel array

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

The largest independent social services agency in the District of Columbia (DC) region, Catholic Charities, is about to build DC’s biggest ground-based solar array. Once built, Catholic Charities says the 2-megawatt array will be the biggest project approved in DC. The project’s benefits look promising. Consisting of 5,000-plus panels, the array will provide enough renewable Read more

Church asks council for $500,000 loan to fund solar farm

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
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Work on a multi-million dollar mega solar farm to power 400 low-income households in one of Hawke’s Bay’s poorest suburbs could begin as soon as December, the developer says. Power to the People, a charitable trust formed through St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hastings, hopes to set up a solar farm in Flaxmere with a Read more

Philippine Catholic shrine to go 100 percent green

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Tapping into greener power, a popular Catholic shrine in Manila is taking steps toward becoming the first church in the Philippine capital to be completely solar-powered. The National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, a shrine operated by the Redemptorists, will be installing solar panels in the coming months. Brother Ciriaco Santiago, head of Read more

Church in Guam installs solar panels on roof

Friday, November 1st, 2013

188 solar panels are to be installed on the roof of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at Yona, in Guam. They will supply about 65% of the church’s electricity needs. This will be the second solar panel array installed on a church owned building at the Yona. Last December, St. Francis Catholic School turned Read more

Solar power lights up in Saint Mary’s in Gisborne

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

As more and more New Zealanders consider alternative power supplies, a Gisborne church will be praying for sunshine. Saint Mary Star of the Sea has invested in five-watt solar panels on the roof of the parish building in Campion Road. Father Yvan Sergy says the panels will be installed in the second week of August, Read more