Nacoochee Presbyterian Church Goes Solar!
Caring for Creation is an important part of the Outreach Ministry of Nacoochee Presbyterian Church. In 2017 our pastor, Bob Prim, and the Earth Ministry Committee (sub-committee of Outreach) presented a Lenten study series to our congregation based on the book, Care for Creation (a franciscan spirituality of the earth) by Ilia Deleo, O.S.F, Keith …Read More
Public Service Commission Hikes Mandatory Fees for Georgia Power Customers
Final Rate Case Vote Results in Higher Rates, Fees While Reducing Customer Control Atlanta, GA—Today the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a final order in Georgia Power’s 2019 rate case that will result in higher bills and less control over those bills for Georgia Power’s customers.Read More
Solarize Atlanta Nearly Doubles Residential Solar in Atlanta
In Less than a Year Solarize Atlanta Nearly Doubles Residential Solar in Atlanta Program will bring 143 more solar roofs to Atlanta Atlanta, GA- The organizers of Solarize Atlanta celebrated more than just the New Year last week as the deadline to sign a residential solar contract with the program came and went. After the dust …Read More
Why I Went Solar
Solarize Newton-Morgan is a community-based solar photovoltaic group purchasing program that helps homeowners, businesses and nonprofits save on the cost of solar by leveraging the power of bulk purchasing — the more that participate, the greater the savings! Sara Vinson is one of our Solarize Newton-Morgan Ambassadors. She reflects…Read More
Solar Panels Installed at Bamboo Creek Farm
This article was originally published in the July 31, 2018 Global Growers e-newsletter. Representatives from Creative Solar set up solar panels on the farm late June. With the installation of 28 solar panels at our Bamboo Creek Farm site, Global Growers expects to be the first farm in the metro-Atlanta area to have walk-in coolers …Read More
Solarize Atlanta Crowdsourcing To Bring Down Solar Costs
By JIM BURRESS Buying a lot of something all at once is usually cheaper than buying the same thing in smaller amounts over time — a concept known as “economy of scale.” Now, some solar advocates in Atlanta are bringing the principle to a rooftop near you, and, in the process, bringing down the cost …Read More
What Happens during an Energy Audit?
Today’s blog post comes from GIPL friend Patrick Cobb, the Facilities Manager at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church. Here he reflects on the process of receiving an Energy Audit from GIPL and what changes have been put in place following the audit. Additionally, Saint Anne’s has a large solar array installed on the parish, funded through …Read More
Meet Our Summer Solar Wise Coordinator: Intern Maddie Cox
Forming a relationship with GIPL has become a solid ground in introducing me to the importance and practice of Creation Care. With the mission to partner with religious congregations becoming more sustainable in their practices and use of resources, GIPL offers a great understanding in what it means to engage God’s people in the importance …Read More
Solarize Atlanta is Here!
Atlanta’s first community-based solarize program officially launches Thursday, April 12, on Atlanta’s Westside at Monday Night Brewery’s Garage from 7 to 8:30pm. The launch follows months of work, and just in time for Earth Day, the Solarize Atlanta Coalition chose Creative Solar as the installer for all residential roof projects and Hannah Solar as the …Read More
Giving Up: On Coal Ash and Lent by Codi Norred
Earlier this month I paddled with soon to be new friends, seasoned fishermen, and a host of other nature lovers from across Georgia to tour the coal ash ponds along the banks of Lake Sinclair. Four coal ash ponds dot the shores, containing within them the toxic waste produced from coal-fired power plants. In some …Read More
The Future of Solar
Georgia Solar Energy Association Chair Don Moreland Weighs In on Solar Tariffs Atlanta, GA – Don Moreland, chair of the Georgia Solar Energy Association, has released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported solar cells and panels: “While these erroneous tariffs may cause short-term headwinds to Georgia’s thriving solar industry, …Read More
Solarize Dunwoody is Here!
GIPL has participated in two solarize campaigns in Georgia these last couple of years as a way to actively promote the accessibility and affordability of solar in our state. Solarize programs facilitate major savings by leveraging the power of bulk purchasing. Our next campaign, Solarize Dunwoody, has been organizing community citizens over the summer and …Read More