First Lutheran Church Solar Installation

HelioPower installs First Lutheran Church solar panels in VistaHelioPower is pleased to announce the successful installation of a commercial photovoltaic system at the First Lutheran Church of Vista (FLC) in San Diego County. The First Lutheran Church solar installation is a 70kWDC system and designed to greatly reduce FLC’s levelized cost of energy.

“Being a longtime advocate of renewable energy, we wanted to encourage the development of sustainable technologies for our church.” Said Bob Schoup, President of the Vista congregation. “The solar power system will be a powerful statement to the community of our church's mission and what our values are.”

Peak demand charges are the fastest growing part of utility bills for many commercial and non-profit organizations. It represents up to 50% of their monthly utility bill, resulting in high costs. A solar power system will provide most or all the electricity and would also offer the same environmental benefits as planting over 1,100 trees each year.

HelioPower helps with the First Lutheran Church solar installation

FLC's solar installation consists of 204 Silfab 345-watt PV modules and an SMA TripPower inverter. It's designed to help offset expensive demand charges on FLC’s utility bills, providing them approximately 120,000kWh – 124,000kWh of solar production. This will meet up to 90% of their average annual electrical needs and expected to save them about thousands of dollars per year in estimated utility savings.

The First Lutheran Church Solar Installation will provide substantial savings for the congregation“As a leading energy solutions provider, HelioPower is committed to delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions.” said Brad Schmehl, President of HelioPower. “By arranging the financing, and designing and installing the system, we’re able to help our customers, like First Lutheran Church, gain energy independence.  HelioPower also provides ongoing asset management and O&M (operations and maintenance).”

HelioPower’s mission is to work with their clients to find the most cost-effective solution to all their energy needs. By supporting FLC’s sustainability strategy, HelioPower was able to deliver a financially viable project that reliably and safely deliver’s results, marking a significant milestone in their sustainability program. More improvement projects are planned to further enhance First Lutheran Church's campus as their responsibility is to provide a safe and comfortable place for their congregation.

To learn more about the installation, please visit the project page.

About HelioPower

HelioPower Energy Solutions is an integrated energy solutions company-based Murrieta, California. The company helps its clients reduce energy costs and develop energy assets by leveraging renewable energy production, demand side management, and return on investment strategies for clients in the U.S. and abroad. HelioPower employs a diversified approach to providing renewable energy technologies and load reduction expertise. Because needs can vary greatly among energy consumers, HelioPower is committed to helping its clients understand their unique energy challenges to deliver customized, cost-effective services and products to reduce energy costs.  For more information, visit: