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Santa Rosa Church Installs Solar, Saves with the Sun

By June 9, 2022No Comments

SolarCraft Completes Solar Power System at New Vintage Church


solar panels on buildingNew Vintage Church in Santa Rosa, CA has a new 43.2 kW DC solar system at their Sonoma County facility, which is now utilizing clean, sustainable power. Installed by SolarCraft, a Marin, Sonoma and Napa solar installer since 1984, the Church is now saving a thousand dollars in electrical bills every month.

The solar power system is roof mounted, consisting of 96 high-efficiency solar panels and producing 62,144 kWh every year.   The new solar array will offset close to 74% of the Church’s electrical needs annually, putting those savings back into their hands to support the congregation’s needs.

“Working with SolarCraft was a breeze,” said Darren Youngstrom, Lead Pastor at New Vintage Church. “Their team kept us up to date on the progress, responded to all inquiries in a timely manner, kept the project on schedule and were professional and easy to work with.  If you are looking through an array of options for your solar needs, we would highly recommend the team at SolarCraft.”

California Clean Energy (CCE), a Renewable Energy Service Provider for nonprofit organizations, will own the system and recover its costs through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the church. A PPA is an alternative to purchasing or financing your own solar power system, providing nonprofits the opportunity to utilize clean solar energy with no up-front costs and no system operation, maintenance, and replacement costs. Customers, such as New Vintage Church, benefit from lower fixed electricity prices than paying the utility and will never increase.

Every year 44 metric tons of carbon dioxide generated by New Vintage’s operations will be eliminated.  This impact is equivalent to removing air pollution produced by 2.8 million miles of driving over 25 years or the pollutants removed by 52 acres of trees in one year.

About SolarCraft
SolarCraft is 100% Employee-Owned and has been one of the largest green-tech employers based in the North Bay for over 35 years.  SolarCraft delivers Clean Energy Solutions for homes and businesses including Solar Energy and Battery Energy Storage.  With over 8,500 customers throughout Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties, our team of dedicated employee-owners is proud to have installed more clean energy systems than any other company in the North Bay.   Visit us at  or follow along @SolarCraft on Facebook and Twitter.

Please contact us if you are interested in a free proposal.

About New Vintage Church
A Christian Church in Santa Rosa, in Sonoma County, New Vintage welcomes all, regardless of age, gender, orientation, affiliation, or ethnicity. All are made to feel welcome.  Their vision is to be an irresistible church for next door neighbors and the next generation. “The church unchurched people love to attend.”

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