Solar panels help nuns’ financial independence

The nuns of Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey have been busy installing solar panels around their monastery with the purpose of supporting themselves. This idea came from the monks at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer. They suggested that the nuns to lease their land for solar panels. Since then, the nuns have been making profits and at the same time helped the environment.

The solar panel system has been managed by a company based in Watertown and the electricity generated by the panels will be used to power Franklin town’ buildings and schools. In total, it is estimated that they will save 300,000 dollars a year and the nuns will not be forced to sell their land and plus they will get enough money to support themselves financially.

If you want to help the nuns in anyway, you can visit their website and buy some candy ( home made candy!)

http://www.trappistinecandy.com/

Source : Boston Globe

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