Creation Stewardship in Action with Rooftop Solar

Rooftop solar for church

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Annual Carbon Offset

8.7 metric tons

Annual Energy Produced

20,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually

“As we begin our 80th year in Oak Ridge, we expect this project to ease our utility expenses to the point that we can budget more money for ministry within the congregation and to the community. In effect, we are taking God’s ever-abundant gift of Tennessee sunshine and using it to provide ministry in His name to Tennessee people in need,” said Faith Lutheran of Oak Ridge Associate Pastor the Rev. George Smith.

The church is seeking project support from the federal government’s 30% Direct Pay plus assistance from the Appalachian Solar Finance Fund. Project completed in 2023.