The Monastery of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Washington, D.C. is the new host of a 151 kW community solar garden. The panels will provide roughly 50 nearby households with green energy. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption toggle caption Mhari Shaw/NPR Environment Powered By Faith, Religious Groups Emerge As A Conduit For A Just Solar Boom December 15, 2019 The solar industry may be booming, but clean energy's financial perks still aren't reaching communities that need them most. Religious institutions are stepping up to bridge the gap.