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Kapaa Missionary Church

Kauai

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For 55 years, the Kapaa Missionary Church has serviced the small town of Kapaa on Kauai’s east side, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Along with a weekly Sunday service for its congregation of about 150 members, the church conducts continuous outreach to the homeless, kids-at-risk, and hospitalized patients. Plus, every Saturday, the church hands out food boxes to the needy and provides hot meals twice a month.
These activities created an energy burden that affected the church’s coffers and mission. In 2012, Kapaa Missionary Church installed 64 solar PV panels on its back education building which also houses an industrial kitchen. Senior Pastor Jed Young estimates the installation cost $50,000, which he says was a little hard for some to swallow. But they started saving between $600-700 a month, paying off half of the investment in just five years.

“What we don’t spend on the electricity goes back to the ministry,” Pastor Jed said. He points to the newly installed air conditioning in the main church hall as he explains their future clean energy plans. “We want to put up PV panels and batteries, and we’re waiting to see what the load is.”

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