St. Mark – the National IPL Cool Congregations certificate program for the cool congregations awards

St. Mark’s on the Mesa, Episcopal Church,  Albuquerque

After a 3 year process that included energy efficiency upgrades which took advantage of the NM IPL no interest loan fund, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church blessed their solar unit in November 2015 and began watching their meter as it generated energy from the sun in December.

St Mark solar groupTheir project is unique, in that they created a parish LLC and also offered some parishioner labor in creating their solar array that celebrates God’s creation and energy from the sun. Caring for creation and being a witness as the first Episcopal congregation in New Mexico to install solar were important factors in their decision. It took a lot of work, but they are so excited that they will gladly meet with any faith community to walk them through the steps. Contact anyone on their solar team: Andrew Clark; Ken Reese,  Nick Porter  or Fr. Christopher McLaren  Learn more at their website