Washington D.C. Church Celebrating Solar Energy Renovations

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The Fisherman of Men Church of Washington D.C. adds solar panels as part of its extensive renovation plans. The 65 kW solar PV electric system will produce all of the electricity for the church as well as power for other customers.

On April 5, the Fisherman of Men Church of Washington D.C. celebrated its newly installed solar panels and renovated church facilities with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Fisherman of Men Church (FOMC), headed by pastor Bishop Clarence Groover, is a mainstay institution located in metropolitan Washington D.C., where it still stands today after 45 years. The church started in the livingroom of its founder in 1969 and  stands as an icon among leading institutions including Howard University and Georgetown University. 

With the support and dedication of the congregation, the FOMC has carried a multi-year plan of extensive renovations and modernizations to its physical structure and amenities, with an emphasis on its exterior. The plan included enhancing the church’s presence along the Georgia Avenue corridor through upgrades such as solar energy.

A 65 kW solar PV electric system was constructed to produce all of the electricity for the church and power for other customers. The carbon footprint for the church will be reduced over the life of the system by 1,280 tons of CO2, which is equivalent to planting 29,824 trees.

“Since 2000, The Fisherman of Men Church has been making significant changes to the interior and façade of the church. I am delighted to report that after more than a decade of renovations, the church has finally moved into its final stage,” said Bishop Groover.