Second Presbyterian Church Installs 25,000 Watt Solar Panel System

For more information contact Alex Treaster, Director of Communications at Second Presbyterian Church. (816) 363-1300 or e-mail atreaster@secondpres.org.

As a local environmental leader, Second Presbyterian Church, located at 55th and Oak Streets in Kansas City, Missouri, is pleased to announce the insallation of 102 new solar panels on the facility’s roof. The solar energy system will produce 33,800 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, on average, reducing CO2 emissions by 26 tons annually. The system is projected to cover approximately 8% of Second’s energy costs, and will save an estimated $100,000 over the next 20 years. Energy output will be measured by a web-based monitoring system, and excess energy will be sold back to Kansas City Power and Light. The system has a 30-50 year lifespan.

The project began as an initiative of Second’s Building and Grounds Committee, chaired by Jason Jeffries. After investigating several options, the Committee partnered with a local contractor, Cromwell Solar. Through a special lease agreement, Second was able to pursue two programs not commonly available to non-profits including a tax incentive through the Department of Energy and a utility credit through Kansas City Power and Light.

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