American Atheists Headquarters Gets Solar Panels

There’s no afterlife, so we might as well pay homage to the sun, right?

… [American Atheists] announced today the installation of the George Watley Solar Array on the roof of its headquarters in Cranford, NJ. Not only will the solar array generate 100% of the electrical needs for the main office, it will also produce a surplus of energy. The additional electricity will be sold back to the localelectric company, generating revenue for the American Atheists Legal Fund.

President David Silverman stated, “As atheists, we understand that the responsibility to make positive change in our world lies within us, not in a supernatural force or deity. We take this step toward a better future with great pride.”

Solar and secular. Nice touch!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

    i really want to do this in my home. i wish they’d shared which company/tech they used to do this. it’s worth looking into, if you’re a home owner or a business. 

  • Robster

    In many countries the government usually through power companies subsidise the instillation of solar panels. We get 44c for every Kw into the grid and will do so ’till 2028. We’ve got a 3.5 Kw system and in one year have gained an almost $300 credit with our supplier. It’s so good with the shoe on the other foot. Good on you AA.

  • Roy Gamsgrø

    “The additional electricity will be sold back to the local electric company,”

    But… That means Godfearing, Honest Christians© may get atheistic energy! That’s preposterous!

  • Peekaboo

    How much was the upfront cost?

  • Tom_Nightingale

    All praise to Ra for his wisdom and munificence! For sending his rays of glorious life-giving energy, we mere mortals thank thee that our headquarters will be prosperous, and ultimately bring us closer to the cause of your demise…. Raaaamen ;)

    • Sue Blue

      You beat me to it!  I was going to say “All hail mighty Sol, from whom all life ultimately flows”, but yours is better.

  • Guest

    SolarWorks NJ, based in Turnersville, designed and installed the array.


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