We are excited to announce that Casas Church has made the switch to solar with TFS! The 686kW photovoltaic system at Casas Church is the largest solar installation in Oro Valley.
"We decided to go solar for two reasons," says Casas spokesperson Seth Kreimeyer-Kelly. "The primary one was that we recognized the economic sense that [solar] made for our church. We're always trying to be wise with our finances and using solar energy seems to be a way to do that."
The Casas Church system will produce over 1,099,000kWh each year, covering 80-85% of the facility's electrical needs, ultimately saving the church an estimated $2-2.5M in the first 25 years of operation.
In addition to the financial savings, the church decided to pursue solar for environmental stewardship reasons. Kreimeyer-Kelly said, "we believe it to be a spiritual thing to be conscious of the earth and environment as God's creation and when we can feasibly find ways to do so we happily want to participate."
For more info, read our full case study on Casas Church.