Irish Nuns Go Solar!

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Meanwhile, a group of nuns in the County of Cork, Ireland have received permission for the installation of a solar array on their monastery…

Solar Sisters

Green Sisters in Ireland are going solar in 2014

According to a post in the Irish Examiner, the Poor Clare Sisters hope the 200 square feet photovoltaic array will be the answer to their prayers as they seek to reduce their electricity bills. (post)

How many communities are out there that could benefit for 30+ years from a solar power system? Especially for non-profit organizations like this one in Ireland, imagine that every dollar donated will effectively contribute a dollar every 5-6 years.

At Divvy, we’re working to make this process as simple as possible, so that community leaders like this group of “Green Sisters” can make a lasting impact on their communities’ footprints and utility costs. We are finishing up a simple step-by-step process for people to start a new Divvy project page and connect to solar developers in their neighborhood.

Solar Power works well on churches!

Solar Power works well on churches!

The out-of-pocket expenses for a clean energy upgrade can be crowdfunded from their community followers in return for goodies, services or, in the case of a 501(c)3 certified non-profit, a deduction on year-end’s taxes.

Interested? Keep your eyes peeled and sign up for our newsletter if you haven’t done so already.

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Brendan Cleary

Brendan Cleary received B.A. and B.A.I degrees in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and a MSc in Civil Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland in 2006 and 2011, respectively. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Dublin Energy Lab at Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland. He received the Fiosraigh Dean of Graduate Research School award and Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland award in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He is a Chartered Engineer of Engineers Ireland. His research interests are in wind generation integration, energy policy and economics.

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