Through efforts like the Just Solar Coalition, solar energy creates new opportunities. “When someone has a job that they can actually buy a house, raise a family, get their self respect based on what they do, you’re basically looking at a technology that has the potential for a lot of healing,” said Ralph Jacobson, CEO of IPS Solar.
Cooperative Energy Futures, a Minneapolis energy cooperative owned and controlled by community members across the Twin Cities, is the developer of the project and will maintain it over the long term.
Through the Cooperative, residents from Hennepin County and seven neighboring Counties can subscribe to solar power from Shiloh Temple and receive an average of 15 percent savings on energy costs over the 25 year project life. Residents of North Minneapolis and Shiloh Temple International Ministries received the first priority to subscribe.