Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

Genesis 1:26

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There are many ways we can be good stewards of God’s creation. Turning lights off when not needed, minimising air conditioner and heater use and, switching over to LED lighting are some quick wins for both the environment and the finances of the church.

More recently, solar panels have come into the limelight as an option to be kinder to the environment by using the sun as the power resource. Fortunately, this also makes financial sense as the sun is free and energy companies are willing to pay for power returned to the grid.
The office of the Synod has a preferred supplier for the installation of solar panels who we trust in expertise and quality. To obtain a quote, please email us at

The office of the Synod can also assist with finding the best way for your church to afford to have solar panels installed. We can help you develop business cases and explore different financial models to see what will work for you. We can help you understand Power Purchase Agreements, Financing and can provide information to assist in accessing your MDF funds (if available).

To understand more about Power Purchase Agreements and how they work, click here.

To get more information about the finance for solar, please contact Janesh in Finance on

We invite you to contact the BDU at to discuss solar power as we would love to help you.

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