Bridges Community Church
Solar Project Summary
Total System Size
Los Altos, CA
Projected 25-year Savings
Solar Powered, Spirit Driven
The impressive solar installation at Bridges Community Church (BCC) in Santa Clara County was completed on May 20, 2011. At the time of installation, the system was the largest of its kind in the Los Altos area. With annual utility bills exceeding $65,000, BCC looked to the sky to reduce its utility bills. The 973-panel solar installation was designed to generate more than 85% of the church's electricity needs.
Resource Ministries Director, John Benza, discusses the solar project in the Bridges Community Church June Newsletter:
"Solar power represents a significant milestone to the legacy of Bridges Community Church and to the community at large. We are now generating clean, renewable energy and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Our system will produce enough energy to power 30 homes a year. We are teaching our children about alternative energy and conserving our natural resources now for generations to come. Lastly, solar is an investment in the church's future that is expected to exceed $1 million in savings over the next 25 years."
For the full feature, download the May 2011 Bridges Community Church Newsletter.