Community resources about solar

Church Building Energy & Environmental Loan Program  This United Church of Christ loan program is designed to provide churches with low cost financing for capital projects that result in increased energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy, and/or reduced environmental impact of the church building.  Program provides up to $100K of financing over a  5-7 yr term at below market rates.  One can usually get approval within 30 days of receiving completed application forms.
The NC tax credit has expired.

Guidelines for Determining The Tax Credit for Investing in Renewable Energy Property  This NC Department of Revenue document describes the tax credits available through December 31, 2015.  Or consult the enacted legislation.

NC Clean Energy Technology Center  (formerly the NC Solar Center)  A great resource for independent information about all kinds of clean energy.  Associated with NC State University.  

NCIPL's Solar Clearinghouse: Resources for Congregations interested in Solar Panel Projects  
This site includes information on financing options, a best practices guide, and some successful examples.  
The NC tax credit has expired.

NC WARN's Solarize Triad has a great one page fact sheet on using the donation model to fund solar on nonprofits.

Solar Energy Industries Association is the U.S. trade association representing companies which "research, manufacture, distribute, finance, and build solar projects domestically and abroad."  Keep up to date with what is new or find answers to your questions here.

ARCHIVAL NOTE:  The guide was created
after we completed our array, but we
received advice, encouragement, and
a seed grant from Temple Emanuel.

Solar Best Practices for Congregations This document was primarily created by members of Temple Emanuel Greensboro and based on their successful solar panel project, completed in 2011. Contributions are also from members of Myers Park Baptist, Charlotte and the Pastor of 1st Congregational United Church of Christ, Asheville.