Solar Energy Solutions

20.0 kW Louisville, KY Buddhist Temple

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Project at a Glance

  • Type of installation: Roof mounted grid-tied 
  • Environmental benefits over 25 years:
    • CO2 savings: 915,925 lbs
    • Equivalent CO2 in miles driven: 1,015,775
    • CO2 emissions from 454,175

The Project

As part of a 2015/16 expansion project the Drepung Gomang Center For Engaging Passion was looking to add extra accommodation and teaching space for visiting monks and course attendees. The building which incorporates 20.0 kW of LG solar modules adheres not only to Feng Shui principles but incorporates a long list of other of environmental features including rain barrels, low usage shower and toilet systems, full spray foam insulation, heat pumps, high efficiency double glazing and full LED lighting systems.

Caring for creation is a central tenet of the Buddhist doctrine as his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama notes:

At this time it is extremely important that every human being, according to his or her ability, consistently puts effort into ensuring the conservation and protection of this planet’s environment and its inhabitants’

Full details of this wonderful organization can be found at: https://www.drepunggomangusa.org/