Solar-Powered Construction Design Gets “Green” Light from Church Leaders – LDS Newsroom

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The Presiding Bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints introduced the latest environmentally friendly construction efforts by the Church at its first solar powered meetinghouse in the Northern Hemisphere. The new building in Farmington, Utah symbolizes the continued innovative use of technology by the Church in its construction design. The roof-mounted solar panels are projected to generate enough electricity to completely power the structure, saving an estimated $6000 in energy costs annually.

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2 thoughts on “Solar-Powered Construction Design Gets “Green” Light from Church Leaders – LDS Newsroom

  1. I hate to think of what this must have cost or how long it will take to pay it off, but it could be very useful in blackout-type emergencies.

  2. @ Tom: Since a lot of meetinghouses (especially in Utah) will be occupied for many years, I’m pretty confident that the building will be around long enough for the solar panels to pay for themselves.

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