Our Green Team is always looking for ways that the church might minimize its impacts and more efficiently use its resources and gifts. High on its wish list was to utilize the expansive church roofs to generate electricity with a solar array. There was resounding support from church leadership when approached about the prospect in 2017, and the congregation’s enthusiasm for solar was palpable with many members and friends of St. Paul donating half the cost of the array in a short six months. The church was honored to receive a matching grant made by NorthWestern Energy through a competitive grant process to cover the balance of the cost, a grant made possible through the NorthWestern Energy Efficiency Plus (E+) Renewable Energy Program which was established with Universal System Benefits Program funds collected from all NorthWestern electric customers in the state of Montana. The 26.2 kW solar array, designed and installed by SBS solar, went live October 2018.