Go Solar

Church looks to “the heavens” for power

Richard Neusch of True Life Fellowship in Round Rock and other panelists on Solar on Houses of Worship webinar discuss clean energy tax credits for faith-based nonprofits.

Johanna Neumann | TPIN

When True Life Fellowship in Round Rock, Texas became the first church in that community to go solar, their local newspaper ran a headline that read “True Life is looking to the heavens for their power”. That’s according to Reverend Richard Neusch of True Life Fellowship who spoke about his congregation’s experience going solar on a recent webinar organized by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the Texas Solar Energy Society.

On the webinar, Neusch shared his church’s  experience going solar. Louis Petrik, the CEO of Longhorn Solar explained why houses of worship are going solar and how new clean energy tax credits can help. Dub Taylor, the Chief Operating Officer of the Texas PACE Authority explained how to make energy efficiency and clean energy investments pan out financially from Day 1 with the help of PACE financing.

“God taught us to take care of the planet, said Petrik. “That’s one of the things that’s throughout the Bible. It just makes sense for houses of worship to actually explore this and be leading the flock.”

For a full recap and recording of the webinar, see below.

See the Campaign

Show More