Florida Avenue Baptist Church: Making History on High Ground
Together, spiritual power and solar energy can transform communities.
Case in point: Florida Avenue Baptist Church, which, for nearly a century, has served as a pillar of strength and hope for the people of Washington, DC. Recently, this important institution made history: It became the first African American church in the nation’s capital to utilize solar energy.
It’s a monumental achievement. The LeDroit Park community celebrated the landmark occasion by organizing a rooftop ribbon-cutting ceremony — surrounded by the 44 newly installed solar panels.
The $60,000 dollar project is expected to lower the church’s electricity costs by roughly 15 percent, according to the Washington Post. And, just as importantly, it sends a powerful message to others about the importance of building a