Case Studies

Faith & the Common Good is tracking faith communities across Ontario that have gone or are going solar! To share your story, please send your information to Beatrice Ekoko at or David Patterson at

We also invite communities to register their Green Team through this website and note if they have installed solar or other renewable energy systems.

Our new case studies are out!

Case studies 2015

4 case studies of faith communities that have gone solar: Neighbourhood Unitarian (NUCC), Toronto, Islington United Church, Etobicoke, Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg and Laidlaw United Church, Hamilton

Read about them here.

CaseStudiesGSS2013-coverphotosmall Our Go Green Case Studies (2013) feature the retrofit and MicroFIT actions of four faith communities, including community action, memorable moments, keys to success, and lessons learned.Download “Go Green Case Studies: Retrofit and MicroFIT Action in Faith Communities” (720k pdf)
10SolarCaseStudies-2011 Solar case studies were part of our original Solar Faith Initiative project to assist and encourage faith communities in successfully navigating the MicroFIT program.10 Solar Case Studies (2011) – Ontario


Several faith communities with solar panels now have online links where you can see how much energy they have generated, how much pollution they have avoided, and how much revenue they have received by going solar.

Here are a few links to look at:

Laidlaw United (see below for a case study)

Hillcrest Mennonite

Past case studies: