Cleobury Methodist Church went solar in December 2011, a plan that was speeded up to fit in with the government’s policy change on Feed in Tariffs. They are the first in the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury Methodist District to take this initiative. In a fully electric building the benefits of the 20 photo voltaic panels are clear offering energy security against rising costs, this will allow them to provide the recently refurbished hall to community groups at a basic rent for the foreseeable future. The panels were paid for by a combination of loans from church members and a low cost loan from Methodist Chapel Aid, which is hoped will be paid off during the next 4 years through fundraising and the income from exporting surplus electricity. The church members are grateful for the support of Circuit and District as well as local councillors and planning officers in assisting them in responding to the changed government deadlines and therefore making the project viable.