Hindu Temple of Minnesota Goes Solar
The Hindu Temple of Minnesota installed a solar array as a way to generate power for their facility. The city of Maple Grove is following the progress closely, as they investigate ways to incorporate solar power in city buildings.
Dedicating the Hindu Temple Solar Array
On a cool and soggy Sunday in Maple Grove, it was all about muddy footprints and carbon footprints. The Hindu Temple of Minnesota has embraced solar power. Their core belief is that being eco-friendly is the right thing to do.
“It was a very exciting moment for us,” said Raj Balasubramanian, chairman of the Hindu Society of Minnesota. “It was a momentous occasion. The carbon footprint will be removed. That is a big, big contribution we make to the community and to the world in general.”
The Hindu Society wants to set a positive example for younger generations. They hope to make others aware of the benefits of embracing renewable energy and sustainability.
“We need to make sure for our next generation that we leave the world the way we came in,” Balasubramanian said. “Or even better if possible.”
According to Hindu leaders, Earth-friendly actions are exactly what today’s youth wants.
“They see that almost like the future for them,” Balasubramanian said. “Live in a world of less pollution. Be less dependent on fossil fuels.”
Learning from the Hindu Temple Solar Array
Maple Grove Community Development Director Joe Hogeboom believes going solar will become more common.
“We’re looking at actually integrating this kind of technology into our city buildings,” Hogeboom said. “On rooftops and ground modem systems like this.”
The upside of solar array conversion is that no carbon dioxide or harmful emissions are produced.
“We may not save a whole lot of money, in terms of money per say, the dollars per say,” Balasubramanian said. “But you look at the bigger picture.”
The Hindu Temple will make the solar conversion in a few days.
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