88 solar panels are now in place and turning sunlight into energy on the Temple Micah roof. With them, the congregation will save as much as $4,200 a year on electricity, a significant contribution to the temple’s bottom line. The panels are expected to provide up to 25 percent of Micah’s electricity. The panels were constructed and installed by the Green Brilliance/PEAR team, which will benefit from federal and DC renewable energy tax credits. (As a nonprofit, Micah isn’t entitled to tax credits.) Under a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement, Micah put no money up front for the panels and the company will continue to own and operate the system for 15 years. During that time, Micah will pay Green Brilliance/PEAR six cents per kilowatt hour to use the electricity generated up top, about one-third the rate Micah is currently paying for electricity.