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Henderson private school 'goes green' for free
Published on Tue, Mar 4, 2014 (12:34 p.m.)LAKE MEAD CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
IS “ GOING GREEN”
Private Christian school can reinvest energy savings back into the students and ministry community
(Henderson, NV)- Black Rock Solar just completed a 121 kW solar array on the rooftop of their building on Lake Mead Parkway. This array will provide Lake Mead Christian Ministries with approximately $10,500 in yearly savings. This adds up to hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next 25 years. The array was made possible by a $310,000 grant given by NV Energy and was built at no cost to LMCM by Black Rock Solar.
“We are so excited about our solar array. Anytime LMCM can save money we are able to put it right back into our programs to better the education for our students” -Sue Blakeley (Administrator, LMCM)
This month Black Rock Solar will be on campus, working with the students of Lake Mead Christian Academy performing experiments and giving lessons on solar energy.
There will be a dedication of this array and a ribbon cutting by the City of Henderson on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 1:00PM at Lake Mead Christian Ministries (540 E. Lake Mead Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89015).
About Lake Mead Christian Ministries:
Lake Mead Christian Ministries began as Lake Mead Christian Academy in 1989, operating as a K-12 program. In 2004 a campus church was organized to serve members of the school community and the surrounding Henderson area. Further expansion occurred in 2006, with the addition of a childcare and preschool program. The newest of Lake Mead Christian Ministries’ endeavors is “Create”. This young adult gathering began in the fall of 2013 and averages 150 young adults each Tuesday night. Today, Lake Mead Christian Ministries serves 615 students and children (infant through 12th grade) and a congregation of 300 people for Sunday worship services.
About Black Rock Solar:
Black Rock Solar is a Reno based 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on speeding the adoption of clean energy through installation, energy efficiency, and education. By installing solar at low or no cost for schools, tribes, rural communities, and other non-profits, Black Rock Solar puts much needed funds into the hands of those who need it most.