The Church Invests in Renewable Energy!
On 20-22 July this year Columbus Energy S.A. installed a 10 kWp photovoltaic system at the headquarters of the Polish Episcopal College in Warsaw.
The World Youth Days are popular throughout Poland. The visit of Pope Francis in Cracow was to be the highlight of the event. Pope Francis emphasised on numerous occasions his concern for the good of the planet and expressed his support for using renewable energy sources. The latest investments in the sacral sector in Warsaw seem to follow these words as well as the Biblical care for nature and one’s neighbour. On 20-22 July this year Columbus Energy S.A. installed a 10 kWp photovoltaic system at the headquarters of the Polish Episcopal College in Warsaw.
“Despite the high complexity of the roof slopes, the installation was designed to maximise the use of roof surfaces and the location of the building. The installation in the ballast system required paying special attention to the delicate roofing”’, says the Project Manager of Columbus Energy S.A., Mr Michał Gondek.
“We mounted 40 polycrystalline photovoltaic modules in 8 rows on the roof. We used almost a kilometre of different cables for this installation. The whole process took us 3 days but I think it was worth it. The system looks very good and it provided very good results”, adds Michał Gondek.
The Polish innovative photovoltaic investment in the religious sector can be good news for the development of renewable energy sector in religious facilities. This also seems to be confirmed by the fact that the RES installations (especially the photovoltaics and heating pumps) gained much interest among parish priests and prefects during the Sakro Expo Fairs in June 2016.
The Episcopate of Poland has decided to install a photovoltaic unit as a first step to show the Church in Poland that investing in renewable energy sources they not only save energy but also keep in mind the wellbeing of the country and the whole planet.