St. Michaels Catholic Church in Boulder Creek, CA was looking to increase the amount of light in the church while saving energy. They were also inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology to install solar on the rooftop of the church. Mynt Systems worked with the Romero Institute and the Diocese of Monterey to create a finance package to provide the church with the lighting and solar upgrades for a single monthly payment that will be less than their monthly savings. LED lamps replaced all incandescent and CFL lamps and a 5.2 kW solar system was installed to offset 99% of their annual energy usage.

The annual carbon emissions reductions are equivalent to the following:

2.7 fewer cars on the roads
30,439 fewer miles driven per car
1,429 gallons of gas consumed
4 tons of waste in landfills
13,553 pounds of coal burned