Spring Glen Church first began researching a solar system in 2008. However, the idea remained dormant for several years. It was only through Connecticut’s new Zero Emission Renewable Energy Credits (ZRECs) program that the project became viable. Unfortunately, during the first year of the ZREC program, Spring Glen Church was not selected due to the overwhelming number of applicants. But, faith in solar was rewarded in 2014 when the Hamden, Connecticut church’s application was selected for the number one slot in the ZRECs lottery.