For-Profit Solar Group Sets Sights on Churches, Schools

In University of Maryland, the roof of the Church of the Brethren is adorned not with religious symbols, but with solar panels.

The group responsible for the solar panel installation, the for-profit University Park Solar, includes members of the church’s congregation like Don Monroe. “In this church,” Monroe said, “there’s a real sort of consciousness of what we call ‘care for creation,’” adding that solar energy “very much fits into that idea.”