Solar Expansion Project


Climate Change, from the use of fossil fuels,
continues to be a growing threat worldwide.

WBUUC can help lower this threat by reducing our church’s fossil fuel use!  By adding 54 new solar panels to the existing 51 on the church roof, we can increase output from 10 kw to 30 kw and decrease the church’s carbon footprint by an estimated 72,000 pounds of CO2/year!  This will also save $4,500 to $5,000 a year in electricity costs!

To pay for the additional collectors, members in the church community are asked to calculate your carbon offsets at $0.05 per pound of CO2 emitted during vacation and leisure travel and voluntarily donate this amount to the Climate Action Fund. This includes travel by automobile, plane, boat, or other transportation methods that use fossil fuels.  (The cost of $0.05 per pound of CO2 emitted is based on reviews of other carbon offset programs.)

Once you have your carbon offset using the calculator, donations may be made:

  • By check (with “carbon” in the memo line)
  • Online by clicking here and selecting “Give to Climate Action Fund (Solar Panels)”
  • Text to Give –  Text “Amount carbon” to (651) 615-5551. If you are donating $50, put “50 carbon” in your text.


Ready to offset carbon dioxide emitted from your flight to Puerto Rico or Florida to escape the Minnesota winter, or your automobile miles to Ely or Lutsen to enjoy our Minnesota winter? Click the button below to go to our Carbon Offset Calculator.

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