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Apr 21, 2011

Protecting Creation: Solar PV at Religious Institutions Driven by Feed-in Tariffs (

Religious institutions in Ontario and worldwide are adopting solar, writes Paul Gipe at

One powerful advantage of feed-in tariff policies for developing renewable energy is that they permit the participation of people from all walks of life. You do not have to be Florida Power & Light to build a solar plant on your rooftop.

There's no better example of this than congregations who use feed-in tariff policy to fulfill their faith's injunction to protect creation by installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on or near their church, synagogue, or mosque.

Though the process is just getting underway in Ontario, where their sophisticated system of feed-in tariffs was implemented in the fall of 2009, several religious institutions have announced plans to build solar installations or have already done so.

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