On March 26, 2011, the Unitarian Congregation of Guelph was awarded the Greening Sacred Spaces Award of Excellence for its work in conducting an energy audit, retrofitting with energy efficient compact fluorescent lighting, upgrading weather-stripping, and initiating a rooftop solar panel project.
The UCG solar project was launched on September 16, 2011. As of Canada Day 2014, our congregation has generated more than 31,500 kWh of green power, earned more than $25,000, and offset 21.5 tons of carbon by feeding green energy onto the Ontario power grid. We could drive a Telsa Model S electric car 90,000 km on UCG power!
You can check on the production of our panels at any time at Solar Energy.
For more information about our solar panels, check out our slideshow.