Rhode Island church uses solar to promote environmental stewardship

Energy News Network: The two-century-old Newman Congregational Church looks like a piece of history, standing on a grassy lawn in the Rumford neighborhood of East Providence. The white, wood-framed structure has a modern accent, though: an array of solar panels on its rooftop.

Newman is one of Rhode Island’s first faith communities to embrace solar power and is part of a growing national trend. Across the United States, houses of worship are adding solar panels to their rooftops as a way to lower energy costs and make a statement about stewardship.

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