St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church was established in Encinitas in 1946 and now serves more than 2,550 families with a church and school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. When church leaders decided to go solar in 2016, Sullivan Solar Power had to be mindful of a busy campus schedule to avoid disrupting activities at various church and school buildings. The critical services such as phones, parking lot lights and other critical around-the-clock services the church requires were powered by emergency generators during the utility outages required for the installation of the solar power system. All noisy solar power installation work was done off-hours to avoid disrupting students or churchgoers. The installation project was finished a month ahead of schedule.
This Catholic Diocese solar power installation by Sullivan Solar Power is part of the solar energy revolution and generating clean, renewable electricity for St. John The Evangelist Parish. On average, each year a solar energy system this size will: