In March, at a special congregational meeting, First UCC voted unanimously to apply for state funds for solar through the Made in Minnesota solar incentive program. The incentive program was described as a “lottery.” If there were more applicants than funds available, not all projects would be funded. This week First UCC learned that we won the lottery. This means that First UCC will be moving forward with a solar array on the office wing! Next steps will include a structural analysis and replacing the shingles on the office wing. Bethel Lutheran Church of Northfield also received funds through the Made in Minnesota program. Two Northfield churches will be making a public statement about the importance of caring for God’s creation, encouraging everyone who sees the solar installations to think differently about how they consume energy and where their energy comes from.
A special thank you to the Barbour family for a gift that is making this installation possible.
Congratulations First UCC!
First UCC Wins the (Solar) Lottery!