Solar Ambassadors Bring Solar to Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church
October 2 - October 3
About lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church
Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church is a modern, multicultural powerhouse. From welcoming the LGBTQ+ community into their congregation to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement to providing food to those in need, Lakeshore is committed to serving the needs of the Oakland community.
Lakeshore’s Hunger Task Force runs a food bank and emergency fund that provides food, clothing, and shelter for community members in need. The Hunger Task Force also raises money each year to provide monetary support to local community agencies that are working on hunger and homelessness. Lakeshore also runs a robust youth program including before and after school services and outdoor programming.
Solar Ambassadors Bring Solar to Lakeshore
RE-volv’s Solar Ambassadors from the Bay Area helped bring solar to Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church. The RE-volv Solar Ambassador Fellows ran a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to pay for the upfront cost of bringing solar to Lakeshore. The Solar Ambassadors also ran a community engagement campaign to help educate the community about the importance of renewable energy and celebrated the project by hosting a Solar Ribbon Cutting celebration.
Going Solar with RE-volv
Lakeshore’s 20 kW solar system will save the church more than $155,000 off the cost of their electricity over the life of the solar system. The church can use their solar savings to invest back into their community-serving programs, including providing more food and necessities to those in need through their Hunger Task Force, investing in their youth programs and more!
Lakeshore was able to go solar with RE-volv for $0 down through a Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA). As Lakeshore pays back RE-volv for the cost of the solar system over a 20-year period, Lakeshore’s monthly PPA payments will go into RE-volv’s Solar Seed Fund, a revolving fund for solar used to bring solar to more community-serving nonprofits across the country.