Summer of Solar! Faith communities powered by the sun

This Summer Solstice is here! To celebrate the light, VAIPL is featuring solar faith communities and congregations across the Commonwealth all summer long. While we lift up and celebrate faith communities that have already gone solar, we hope you and your community will be inspired and informed by their journeys!

If you’d like your faith community or congregation to be featured this summer, please let us know by emailing We’d love to highlight your community.

We’re kicking off our summer celebration with Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville.

One of the many ways Westminster has taken steps to honor their commitment to Creation is by integrating renewable energy on their campus, including a 57-panel solar array on the roof of one of their buildings (pictured right).

Learn more about their solar array, as well as their investment in wind energy credits to choose clean energy!