Our Unitarian Universalist Camp and Retreat Center, UBarU, located near Kerrville, has undertaken a project to move towards living our UU values by reducing its carbon
footprint. Thanks to generous contributions, we have installed Phase 1 of an in-grid solar panel system sufficient to generate 12Kw of power on sunny days. Contributions are being received for the installation of additional solar panels to further reduce UBarU's carbon footprint..
When the fund reaches $6,000,
we will be able to add 2KW to the existing 12.2KW system bringing it
to a total of 14.2KW by adding 8 - 255W panels to the Brown Center
array. This would increase service to the Brown Center by 33% and
improve service site-wide by approximately 6%. An additional $9,000
would allow a complete 3KW system to be installed on either the
Sojourner Cottage or the Hermitage Cottage which would offset
site-wide usage by another 8%.
We are currently generating slightly more than 30% of our average
site-wide monthly electric usage with solar power generated by two
identical 6.1KW solar-panel arrays serving the Brown Center and the
Meeting House(not easily upgradeable.) Our long-term goal is to offset
as near as possible to 100% of our average power usage through
renewable energy. However, our intermediate goal (over the next two
years) is to upgrade the Brown Center array and add solar-array
systems to both the Sojourner and Hermitage Cottages, which would
generate more than 50% of our average site-wide power usage. Any
contribution toward this goal will be greatly appreciated.
Will you join in these efforts to turn UBarU even greener? All contributions are tax deductible.
Thanking you in advance for helping turn a dream into reality.
Make your donation to the Solar Panels Project by clicking HERE!