Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available, and the U.S. has some of the richest solar resources in the world. The cost of solar energy production is now cheaper than fossil fuel sources. Solar technologies can harness this energy for a variety of uses, including generating electricity, providing light and a comfortable interior environment.

What is a bi-facial solar panel?

The canopy creates a watertight roof overhead.

Bi-facial solar panels create electricity on both sides of the panel. They’re more efficient and aesthetically pleasing. LEARN MORE…

5% of the panel surface is clear glass which allows dappled sunlight to pass through

The solar panels selected for Good Shepherd’s pergola are commercial grade, the same quality of panel used in utility grade solar fields. They have thicker glass and will have greater resistance to damage by hail, wind or snow loads. They are the industry standard today and some of the most efficient solar panels commercially available.

What is a PPA agreement?

A PPA is a Power Purchase Agreement, also known as an Electricity Purchase Agreement, where the end user agrees to purchase electricity directly from the solar array owner.


Why will the courtyard brick be light colored??

Hint: Its the albedo!!


What’s the urgency??

There’s more to it than just climate change!