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New Hope Presbyterian Church
  • 7301 Shallowford Road
    Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
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Regular Schedule
  • Adult Bible Study
    – 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Worship
    – 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Prayer Group
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Brown Bag Dinner & Bible Study
    – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Earth Care Update

Thinking Green

Last June, I wrote about EPB’s new solar program called Solar Share.  It gives people and businesses an easy and affordable way to participate in green power generation.  The idea is to lease solar panels from EPB, for as little as $5/month, and you get back credits on your monthly electric bill equal to the amount of power generated by your number of panels leased.
I signed up last fall to lease 2 solar panels, so $10 is charged to my monthly electric bill.  After the first month, my investment started to return Solar Share dollar credits which have been building ever since, especially now that we are in the sunny summer months.  Credits are calculated and depend on the total energy generation produced, divided by the 4408 panels in the EPB solar array.  Cloudy days can affect the rebate.
December   2018   $3.92 March   2019         $3.86
January   2019        $3.12 April   2019            $7.64
February   2019      $4.94 May   2019             $8.04
The Solar Share Calculator says I would need 11 solar panels to cover the 388 Kilowatt-hours used at my house last month.  I probably won’t go to that many, but I can feel good about the small start I’ve made in clean, green energy.   Learn more at
For the Earth Care Team,