Daniels Run Peace Church is a Mennonite congregation located in the heart of Fairfax. With enthusiastic and devout members, they act on their beliefs of creation care.
Last fall, the church completed an installation of 30 solar panels with Secure Futures Solar. The system’s peak output of 10.5 kW generates around 13,650 kWh annually. And this summer, the church installed two electric vehicle charging stations. The solar panels power the church and the electric vehicle charging stations during the day and the excess electric production flows back into the community’s electric grid for others to use. The solar installation avoids the release of 11.2 tons of carbon emissions each year.
Johnny Wen, a Daniels Run Peace Church member, noted that they see electric vehicle charging stations as a way to educate and engage the community as well as give back. The church is located in a busy area with few electric vehicle charging stations nearby so the church has made the charging station free and open to the public. He invites anyone to stop by for a charge!
The church also has a garden with a free community tool shed, a comprehensive recycling program and maintains Daniels Run which flows through the church property. This fall they are looking at different building upgrades to make it more energy efficient.
To learn more about funding, logistics or information for electric vehicle charging stations email firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently, there is funding in Fairfax County for places of Worship to install electric vehicle charging stations.